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    Default Does openSUSE have shortcuts?

    I have now gotten openSUSE (LEAP 42.2) installed, and my favorite application installed. Unfortunately there seems to be no way for my application to read files on another drive. This would be solved by putting a shortcut for the remote drive on the LEAP 42.2 desktop.

    Do shortcuts exist in LEAP 42.2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fester225 View Post
    I have now gotten openSUSE (LEAP 42.2) installed, and my favorite application installed. Unfortunately there seems to be no way for my application to read files on another drive. This would be solved by putting a shortcut for the remote drive on the LEAP 42.2 desktop.

    Do shortcuts exist in LEAP 42.2?
    Which desktop environment are you using? Remote file system (NFS, samba)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Which desktop environment are you using? Remote file system (NFS, samba)?
    Gnome.

    I doubt I have anything like NFS or Samba installed yet. I've been using FILES to read the other drives on my machine.

    Debian has a version of a 'shortcut' they call a LINK. Does LEAP 42.2 have something like that?

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    Hi
    Use bookmarks, in the Nautilus window the far right icon (the one with the horizontal lines), it will then save on the left hand window (you can rename as required). Or right-click on the mountpoint and select 'Add Bookmark'.

    What method are you using to connect to the remote system, ssh? Or is the another partition on the local system?

    If you go into system settings, tweak tool and in the Desktop section, flick the slider to show desktop icons to on.
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    Default Re: Does openSUSE have shortcuts?

    Ok, so local files. I'm not a Gnome user (so others can correct or add to this), but if I understand you correctly, you'd like to be able to have icons (including links to various directories on the desktop). I think 'gnome-tweak-tool' can help with this

    go on Desktop tab and switch to ON the icons on desktop setting.

    After all, you’ll have all the icons you want on your desktop.
    http://cialu.net/blog/enable-desktop...fedora-25.html
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 18-Jan-2017 at 20:46.

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    Default Re: Does openSUSE have shortcuts?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    If you go into system settings, tweak tool and in the Desktop section, flick the slider to show desktop icons to on.
    Ah, thanks for confirming Malcolm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Ah, thanks for confirming Malcolm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser_Bell View Post
    Cross-posting is such fun, eh?
    Such is the nature of the forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Use bookmarks, in the Nautilus window the far right icon (the one with the horizontal lines), it will then save on the left hand window (you can rename as required). Or right-click on the mountpoint and select 'Add Bookmark'.

    What method are you using to connect to the remote system, ssh? Or is the another partition on the local system?

    If you go into system settings, tweak tool and in the Desktop section, flick the slider to show desktop icons to on.

    I bookmarked the desired drive, and of course I can't access it from the OPEN function in my program.
    Do you have any more ideas?
    Is there a way to suggest a LINK function for openSUSE?

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    Default Re: Does openSUSE have shortcuts?

    Quote Originally Posted by fester225 View Post
    I bookmarked the desired drive, and of course I can't access it from the OPEN function in my program.
    Do you have any more ideas?
    Is there a way to suggest a LINK function for openSUSE?
    Hi
    So it's a local drive or partition, you can always mount at boot, or do you only want to access on the fly?

    If the partition is mounted, then you can right-click on the desktop, select open Terminal and create a soft-link eg I have a folder on a separate partition (data) and a folder called repositories, to add a link then in the terminal;
    Code:
    cd Desktop
    ln -s /data/repositories Repositories
    I now have a softlink on the desktop called Repositories
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