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Old 01-14-2004, 08:49 PM   #1
lokis_trickster
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Making desktop shortcuts to scripts?


Hey all, Me again.


Cant find any docs on making desktop shortcuts to script files.....For example, I downloaded Firebird .7 and un tarred it. It runs great it I just click on the MozillaFirebird file, but if I go to my desktop and say create new "link to application" and for my command line I type in konsole -e /home/loki/MozillaFirebird/MozillaFirebird, it executes but with a terminal window open as well. Anyone give me a tip on this to get the terminal window to drop but keep the app running?

Thanks in advance



By the way, I really appreciate all you guys out there that are posting replies for us NOOBS..........it is the only reason I have stuck with it......Thanks again.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 09:08 PM   #2
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If you click on the file /home/loki/MozillaFirebird/MozillaFirebird, in konqueror, does Mozilla Firebird come up? Post back and let me know. If it does, you can make a desktop icon for it in kde by right clicking on the desktop and and selecting "Create New>Link to Application", then browsing to the file for the execution path. If not, you should be able to make a very simple bash script which, when clicked on, will bring up Firebird and from there you can make a desktop icon.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 09:12 PM   #3
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Yes it opens up with Konqueror when I click on it....without a terminal window...... and I can drag that to the desktop and use it that way...but then it doesn't let me change the icon for it......not a big problem, but would like to know how to do it the right way. And thanks for the quick response.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 09:19 PM   #4
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change the command you type in to just
/home/loki/MozillaFirebird/MozillaFirebird

when you append konsole -e in front of this, it will start konsole first but it should not be necessary.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 02:27 AM   #5
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To create your own desktop icon right click on the desktop which will bring up a menu. Go to Create New>Link to Application. That will bring up a popup window with four tabs across the top, General, Permissions, Execute and Application. Under the General tab there is a field where you type in the name you want to appear under the icon. There is also a button to the left of the field from which you can select from a number of icons which are in some standard locations or you can browse to another location to select a different icon. A lot of apps will include icons in the installation materials that you have to browse to. Then tick on the Execute tab and you will see a field to designate the path to the executable, in your case, /home/loki/MozillaFirebird/MozillaFirebird. And that's it. Tick on the OK button on the bottom and you should have a working icon.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 01:12 PM   #6
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Thanks guys.....got it, and I appreciate the responses.
 
  


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