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Old 09-23-2005, 05:58 AM   #1
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Desktop links to program .. needs konsole!!

Hi folks.

I have just installed a progam on Suse 9.3 pro but to access it, I need to use a konsole.

Is there any way I can create a button on the desktop that will auto open a konsole, initiate a program and minimise the konsole until the program ends, and as it leaves, close the konsole window?

If there is, take into account that I am thick and tell me how it is done coz I got no idea!!

Looking forward to any reply even if it is to confirm that I'm as thick as two short planks!


Chris Critchlow

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Old 09-23-2005, 09:42 AM   #2
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I am a Taurus so let me tell you no lies. heh heh

Keep it simple

in KDE window manager right hand click empty space on desktop
create a new file
link to the application
in the application TAB type the file you want to run.....there is an option to run it in a terminal.

2) You could create a script to do run it behind your current program.....but why bother? you just click on the program you want on top and get on with.
Old 09-24-2005, 04:43 AM   #3
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Ok mate, tried that and doesn't work.

I'm trying to run

Could this be a clue to why?

Looking forward to any reply folks.

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Is it possible that the script needs to be run in a special directory? If so, just set the working directory in the link options to the folder that contains the script.
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you can navigate to the correct executable you are setting the correct pathway such as


see if that is a example I navigate to /usr/X11R6/bin and click on and KDE puts in the quotes in my path


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