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Carnivorum
March 23rd, 2012, 10:04 AM
How do I make a launcher for a folder on my desktop?

viipu
March 23rd, 2012, 12:01 PM
Quote from this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1945127) discussion


To make desktop shortcuts I use the terminal. Invoke the terminal with ctrl-alt-t

Then I use a symbolic link. I do this by

cd ~/Desktop
ln -s ~/[directory where my file is]/[name of file]
This make a symbolic link on the desktop to your file.


Leave the [name of file] bit out and you've got a symbolic link to a folder.
Hope that's what you were looking for.

roger_1960
March 23rd, 2012, 01:00 PM
Hi

Or if you don't want to use the terminal, in Nautilus, right click on the folder (or file) and select "make a link". Copy the file created to the Desktop folder - done!

Carnivorum
March 23rd, 2012, 01:04 PM
Quote from this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1945127) discussion



Leave the [name of file] bit out and you've got a symbolic link to a folder.
Hope that's what you were looking for.

Got it, thanks.

stinkeye
March 23rd, 2012, 03:50 PM
...or drag the folder with your mouse middle button to your desktop.
You will get a popup to choose move copy or link.

By default a file is moved when drag/dropping between folders in the same
drive partition.
When drag/dropping between folders on different drive partitions the default is
to copy.


To force the file to be moved, hold down the Shift key while dragging.
To force the file to be copied, hold down the Ctrl key while dragging.
To create a link to the file, hold down the Ctrl+shft keys while dragging.
To get a dialogue popup to choose whether to move,copy or link drag and drop with the middle mouse button.