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    IanBorn NNTP User

    Default Setting up directory for app on Desktop?

    Hi all,

    How do I setup a directory for any app on Desktop? Application
    Properties do not have directory like on MS Window.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Setting up directory for app on Desktop?

    I'm not sure what you mean, but at a guess you're talking about the directory path for application data. That's set by the application itself, which usually offers some configuration settings for that purpose. There's no real difference in that respect between Windows and Linux.
    Unless, of course, I've completely misunderstood your question...
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    IanBorn NNTP User

    Default Re: Setting up directory for app on Desktop?

    Thanks for reply.
    I mean to say the default directory when an application is
    starting up.

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    Default Re: Setting up directory for app on Desktop?

    Default for what? Data?
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    IanBorn NNTP User

    Default Re: Setting up directory for app on Desktop?

    Of course, it is for data files.
    Some application will need data files(png files for example) when
    they start up and usually those data files reside under the same directory with the application.

    If I just drag my application and put on the Desktop, it will look for data files in Desktop directory. And if I put data files in Desktop directory, data files will show up as Icon on the screen.

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    Menno Holscher NNTP User

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    IanBorn wrote:


    > If I just drag my application and put on the Desktop, it will look for
    > data files in Desktop directory. And if I put data files in Desktop
    > directory, data files will show up as Icon on the screen.

    ==> KDE answer
    I guess you dragged it in Dolphin or Konqueror? That means you are
    relocating the executable files and that is not a wise thing to do.

    When you want to start a program from your desktop, drag it from the menu to
    your desktop and everything will be fine.
    --
    Vriendelijke groeten/Kind regards,

    Menno


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    Default Re: Setting up directory for app on Desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by IanBorn View Post
    Of course, it is for data files.
    Some application will need data files(png files for example) when
    they start up and usually those data files reside under the same directory with the application.

    If I just drag my application and put on the Desktop, it will look for data files in Desktop directory. And if I put data files in Desktop directory, data files will show up as Icon on the screen.
    You've been fooled all the time. If you draw all the files from cMSOffice to the desktop, remove cMSOffice, it WILL NOT RUN.

    My advice: do not try to project your thoughts from Windu environments on linux. Spend some time reading about the linux directory structure. It will bring you more, and much faster than trying to apply Windu methods/views to linux.
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