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Old 09-25-2008, 03:32 AM   #1
anika.ella
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Problem creating shortcut in fedora 9


After the last update, I cannot create directly a shortcut on the screen (with right click previous I had the option “create shortcut on the desktop” - or something like this). How can I create now a shortcut on the desktop ?
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:48 AM   #2
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are you using Gnome or KDE or xfce
and WHAT was updated .Take a look at your /var/log/yum.log
Code:
su -
gedit /var/log/yum.log
for the newest entries at the bottom
 
Old 10-15-2008, 03:42 AM   #3
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Shortcut, whereis run in option?

I must have missed it somewhere.

How do I create a shortcut to a file (lets say a html file), and run it in that directory. Windows has a entry in the shortcut settings to set a place for the file to be run in. I don't find that option in Linux.

When I create a shortcut in the file managers or with "ln -s ..." I end up with the html file opening without finding the linked files (css, images, etc.)

Yes a small script with cd in would likely do the trick but am I not missing something basic?


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Old 10-15-2008, 03:52 AM   #4
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Hello Anika

Hello Anika,

On my Fedora 9 system the option is called "Make Link". This can be used for shortcuts. In a console window the command for a soft-link would be:

ln -s /home/anika/[file path] /home/anika/Desktop/[link/shortcut name]

You can find more out about "ln" with "man ln" in a console window. Realative paths can also be used if you understand what is meant by "relative".

I am also not so experienced but maybe this helps.

Namaste,

Kevin Tough
 
  


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