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I have installed Mplayer from SuSE and now when I type gmplayer in Application Launcher it starts without any problem. So I decided to make a shortcut on the desktop. I right-clicked Create New Link To Application and in Application Command typed 'gmplayer'. When I click the icon, it launches the player but the hour-glass keeps rotating for some time. I tried to use the path instead the command like '/usr/bin/gmplayer', but the same it takes much longer to launch mplayer than typing in command line. What do I do wrong?
Originally posted by 320mb make a $SCRIPT an put it in your ~/.home
and just point the shortcut on desktop to it.............
Why 'cd' and then run ./gmplayer? Why not just put the full path to launch? Or better yet, just add the directory it resides in, in the users path? Or create a symlink or alias? There are better options than just creating scripts for such tedious simple tasks like this..