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    Default Newbie: folder shortcut?

    Hi,

    Is it possible to create folder shortcuts in openSuse 11.2 as in Windows? I want to create one in my desktop.
    In Windows, I just dragged a folder to the desktop using the right click mouse, and I had the option to place the corresponding shortcut.

    Thanx

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    Default Re: Newbie: folder shortcut?

    Are you using KDE or Gnome, or other?
    On KDE it's the same IIRC as Windows; right cclick desktop, create new>
    Folder if you want or "link to directory" if you want a shortcut to an existing directory....
    HTH

    Tumbleweed/KDE/Ati Radeon R9 270/AMD FX-6300/8Gb DDR3

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    Default Re: Newbie: folder shortcut?

    Quote Originally Posted by alquimista View Post
    Hi,

    Is it possible to create folder shortcuts in openSuse 11.2 as in Windows? I want to create one in my desktop.
    In Windows, I just dragged a folder to the desktop using the right click mouse, and I had the option to place the corresponding shortcut.

    Thanx
    In KDE you can do it with drag and drop, i.e. drag a folder from Dolphin and drop it on your plasma desktop. The trick is, you need to have widgets unlocked. If you have, upon dropping the folder there'll be a context-menu with various options (for me these are: Folder View; Lancelot Part; Icon). Icon is probably what you are looking for.

    You can do similar with bits of text, pictures and maybe more.

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    Default Re: Newbie: folder shortcut?

    If you are using the KDE4 desktop folder, simply copy/link the folder into ~/Desktop and it will appear alongside your other icons.

    For example, I have a link to ~/Desktop for the LaTex symbols catalogue which means it is only a click away if I need to remember an obscure symbol. The actual file is in my Computing folder.

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