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    Launch seamless apps from gnome?

    Is there a way you can launch apps from a windows guest (running seamlessly) from the ubuntu desktop? So in other words can I create a launcher that will directly launch windows apps withuot having to navigate through the windows toolbar?

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    Re: Launch seamless apps from gnome?

    I run WinXP from its own desktop under Ubuntu host. You can create shortcuts in Windows to launch a Win app just as you would do in normal Windows, placing the shortcut on the WinXP desktop.

    I'm not sure I get what you are after.
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    Re: Launch seamless apps from gnome?

    I think I'm looking for the same thing.

    Basically, I want a shortcut to a Windows program that can be launched from my Xubuntu desktop (not my Windows desktop).

    I run WinXP from its own desktop under Ubuntu host. You can create shortcuts in Windows to launch a Win app just as you would do in normal Windows, placing the shortcut on the WinXP desktop.
    I think think the difference between what we're after and what you described is where the shortcut is located. In seamless mode, I want to avoid the Windows desktop and start menu completely. Is it possible to launch a Windows application from the host OS?

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    Re: Launch seamless apps from gnome?

    If you can read that little thumbnail of one of my five desktops, you notice that the WinXP with all its apps running is on top of a Ubuntu Gnome desktop with icons for both WinXP and Ubuntu showing. Thus you can run without changing desktops either type of programs.

    I guess you wish to not even see the WinXP desktop but have just an icon on the Ubuntu desktop show and click to execute, eh?

    I don't know of a way to do that. You can make the whole vm WinXP an icon putting it at the bottom of the Ubuntu taskbar, tray.
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    Re: Launch seamless apps from gnome?

    Quote Originally Posted by fjgaude View Post
    You can make the whole vm WinXP an icon putting it at the bottom of the Ubuntu taskbar, tray.
    what does that mean?

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    Re: Launch seamless apps from gnome?

    Well, just like any other program, vmware is one too. You have the option of going full-screen, scalable, or to an icon in the tray or panel. You know the dash, square, and x in the upper, right-hand corner of programs.
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