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Old 11-21-2003, 10:33 AM   #1
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How to create front-end icon (GUI)

Hi folks,

I am interested to learn how to create a front-end ICON (GUI) on desktop with dropdown list for selecting options executing commands on Konsole window.

Example: tar command

$ tar zcvf tarball.tar.gz /path/to/folderA
$ tar cvf tarball.tar /path/to/folderB
$ tar zcvf tarball.tar.gz
$ tar zc tarball.tar.gz
$ tar cf tarball.tar

Not starting on KDE desktop -> right click -> Create New -> Link to Application -> etc.
Nor starting from KStart -> right click -> Menu Editor -> etc.

I can create executable icons with the abovementioned 2 routes to execute commands separately.

Any advice or pointer would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Old 11-22-2003, 03:58 PM   #2
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Not sure exactly whet you mean (it can be done using a menu, like K menu and making the command as separate entries).
If you'd like to write a separate program, I recommend to start from QTdesigner. It's an application that makes writing KDE programs easier. You can simply 'draw' all the manus and so on. It also has a nice tutorial.


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