MATE 1.16 - how to create a shortcut at the desktop?

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MATE 1.16 - how to create a shortcut at the desktop?

Post#1 by glestwid » 02 May 2019, 15:26

Hi,

I am trying to make a shortcut at the desktop , but it throws "An error occurred while starting the app" message instead of starting my app. How should I create the corresponding shortcut ?

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MATE 1.16 - how to create a shortcut at the desktop?

Post#2 by Ed_P » 02 May 2019, 15:56

You going to tell us the name of the app or show us your desktop code?
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MATE 1.16 - how to create a shortcut at the desktop?

Post#3 by glestwid » 02 May 2019, 16:46

I mean steps to create the shortcut from GUI. I am trying to create a shortcut for Telegram with some specific cmd line arguments but no luck. However, when I enter these params in the terminal window, it runs flawlessly.

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MATE 1.16 - how to create a shortcut at the desktop?

Post#4 by Ed_P » 02 May 2019, 22:37

Well, in my /home/guest/Desktop folder I have a file named BootMode.desktop which is executable and contains the following lines of code:

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[Desktop Entry]
Name=bootmode
Exec=sh /home/guest/bootmode.sh
Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/porteus/dialog-warning.svg
Terminal=true
Type=Application
Name[en_US]=BootMode
StartupNotify=false
How does that compare with your desktop file?
Ed

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