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Old 08-17-2007, 08:13 AM   #1
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Creating Windows-like shortcuts


Hi,

I have a shell script (launches java and an applet) and I'm trying to create desktop shortcut (think Windows) that I can double click to launch but alas can't get there!

The behavior I want is like TOOLS-EXECUTE SHELL SCRIPT in KONQUEROR

Please help!
 
Old 08-17-2007, 08:39 AM   #2
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Have you tried right-clickinhg your desktop and selecting Create Launcher?
 
Old 08-17-2007, 10:28 AM   #3
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I don't have that option - I have Create New - Link to application

which i've tried and no joy
 
Old 08-18-2007, 01:07 AM   #4
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Have you tried the "ln" command from a terminal?

I don't know how Tools-Execute work in Konqueror.
 
Old 08-18-2007, 01:14 AM   #5
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Another option is create a ".desktop file" like the following:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Nice name to show
Exec=/bin/sh "/path/to/your/file"
Icon=/path/to/icon.png
Categories=Application;Programming;Development
StartupNotify=true
Type=Application
Terminal=false

Just copy and paste into a text editor, change values to match yours and save it to your desktop using a file name like "shortcut.desktop".
You will get a nicer shortcut.
 
  


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