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Old 01-04-2004, 02:30 AM   #1
jlacroix
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Making Shortcuts In Gnome


Hey all, I have a quick and hopefully easy question for Gnome Users. Actually a few questions.

First, I've been trying to make shortcuts to directories on my desktop for some time, but every time I do, I get an error message after creating it.
Is it possible to make a shortcut on my desktop to my Windows partition? I got NTFS up and running fine, and the permissions are set for me to use it, but I want shortcut on my desktop pointing to it.

Secondly, how can I put a menu on my taskbar? In windows, I can make a new toolbar, where I click on the arrow and it shows me all the files in that directory. How do I do that in Gnome?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 01-04-2004, 03:50 AM   #2
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It might help if you post what the error is.

When creating a shortcut/launcher try the following settings:

Name: Windows (or whatever you want to call it)
Generic Name: Not needed
Comment: Not needed
Command: /mnt/win (or whereever your drive is mounted)
Type: Link

afaik you cannot create such taskbar menus in gnome (something i really miss in windows), the closest i have been able to get is to use the gnome panel's drawer function.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 01:44 PM   #3
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I won't be needing to post the error message, the problem was I wasn't selecting "link" while making the shortcut. Thanks!

And I have another question, in KDE, if I drag an icon from another window to my desktop, it asks me if I want to Copy, Move, or Link. Is there a way to set Gnome up to ask me this too?

Oh and one more thing, does anyone know how to kill the NVidia Splash Screen? I installed the newest Driver for my Geforce 2 but everytime X starts it displays that white Nvidia logo.

Sorry to have so much questions, I just went back to RH/Fedora after a horrible experience with Mandrake 9.2.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 01:46 PM   #4
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Oh about the Taskbar menu, I've done it in KDE before (Don't remember how) and I was just wondering if there was a similiar feature in Gnome. What I didn't like about it in KDE is that it split the menu into four others because of the shear amount of folders in that directory, rather than scrolling up and down like Windows does.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 08:42 PM   #5
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If you hold down <alt> while dragging files it will ask you to copy, move etc when you release your mouse.

To kill the nvidia splash screen add Option "NoLogo" "1" to your XF86COnfig under your video card device.

eg: (this is mine)

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX (generic)"
Option "NoLogo" "1"
Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "TV"
EndSection
 
  


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