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Old 07-16-2001, 08:02 AM   #1
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Unhappy Shortcuts


eerrr...


As a good indoctrinated windows-user, I like shortcuts on my desktop... I know windows allows me to drag items from my Taskbar to the desktop...

How can I create shortcuts to programs in my Kbar (I use the KDE) on my desktop?
 
Old 07-16-2001, 08:46 AM   #2
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click and drag it to the desk top, it will give you a {move copy link} selection box , choose link to create the shortcut
 
Old 01-01-2004, 12:01 PM   #3
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Hello. I'm a BIG NOOB! I'm wanting to fully switch to linux (the only exceptions being the games I play that are only availble on Windows, i.e. Halo). What I'm wanting to do is create shortcust for my M3U files so I can easily select the MP3 that I want to play. I'm runniing RedHat9.0 and KDE3.1 (hoping to go to 3.2 as soon as it's available in non-beta format) Thanks!
 
Old 01-01-2004, 12:49 PM   #4
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Code:
ln -s /path/to/m3ufile ~/Desktop
or just copy them to your desktop
 
Old 01-03-2004, 09:09 AM   #5
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Thanks Demonbane, but I that wasn't quite what I was looking for. However, I found that what I'm wanting to do is possible, but not as easy as say (blah) Windows. What I had to do is create a new folder in the KDE (start?) menu and then create a link to an app and then link that app to the requested M3U file. i.e.
xmms "/mnt/Mount Folder/Folder/Album/Title/desired music.m3u"
Once I did this, I have to create each and every link by hand. By chance, do you know of an easier way?
 
Old 01-03-2004, 09:32 AM   #6
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Make sure xmms is the default application for opening m3u files, how about just copy/link them directly to your desktop, or make folders on the desktop to manage them. Or have a search in freshmeat, I'm sure there are good playlist management software projects out there.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 09:59 AM   #7
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forgive my ignorance, but what is freshmeat?
 
Old 01-03-2004, 10:04 AM   #8
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http://www.freshmeat.net
Open source software heaven, when you need software this is the place to go :-)
 
Old 01-03-2004, 10:28 AM   #9
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Thanks! This helps greatly!
 
  


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