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    Default Run in Terminal option on a Desktop file

    Haven't found any references to this, just wondering where the "Run in Terminal" option has gone when creating a link to an application on the Desktop in 11.4/KDE4.6. Can do it manually by editing the .desktop file, but there is no option in the Link setup..?
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    Default Re: Run in Terminal option on a Desktop file

    Quote Originally Posted by hornetster View Post
    Haven't found any references to this, just wondering where the "Run in Terminal" option has gone when creating a link to an application on the Desktop in 11.4/KDE4.6. Can do it manually by editing the .desktop file, but there is no option in the Link setup..?
    Thanks, John.
    Isn't it under "Advanced Options"?

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    Default Re: Run in Terminal option on a Desktop file

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Emsworth View Post
    Isn't it under "Advanced Options"?
    Not on mine - Only check boxes in there are : Read, Write, Exec, & Special....
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    Default Re: Run in Terminal option on a Desktop file

    On 06/29/2011 05:06 AM, hornetster wrote:
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    > Can do it manually by editing the .desktop file,
    > but there is no option in the Link setup..?


    instead of just putting the executable name in the "Create new > Link to
    Application > Application (tab) > Command: (blank) like say:

    Code:
    top
    try this:

    [/code]
    konsole -e top
    [code]

    or, if you prefer you can use 'xterm' instead of konsole

    lots of ways to skin cats..

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    Default Re: Run in Terminal option on a Desktop file

    Quote Originally Posted by hornetster View Post
    Not on mine - Only check boxes in there are : Read, Write, Exec, & Special....
    Hmmm, no idea. I don't see any of those checkboxes. Maybe it would be best if you described where and how exactly you are trying to create what exactly. If I create a link to an application - regardless whether plama desktop, Folder View widget, Konqueror - all the options are there.

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    Default Re: Run in Terminal option on a Desktop file

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Emsworth View Post
    Hmmm, no idea. I don't see any of those checkboxes.
    These checkboxes... under Properties>Permissions>Advanced Permissions..
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    Default Re: Run in Terminal option on a Desktop file

    Quote Originally Posted by hornetster View Post
    These checkboxes... under Properties>Permissions>Advanced Permissions..
    John
    That is the tab for the Permissions. Try that other tab, "Application". And there'll be a button "Advanced options" where you can specify whether your application should be run in a terminal etc.

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    Default Re: Run in Terminal option on a Desktop file

    Oops, how did I miss that.... Looking too hard.
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