Are shortcuts possible on the KDE desktop like you have in MS Windows?
I have an application that has a specialized startup command that I need to type into the console every time I need to start it. It would be helpful if I could create some kind of shortcut on the desktop that launches the console and executes the command. Is that possible? If so how do go about creating one?
I tried right click but nothing appears in the options.
I am not sure I understand you fully because you refer to Windows of which I have no knowledge, but I can make a few remarks in the hope that it helps.
When you start it from a terminal window (if I understand you correctly), why don’t you considder creating an alias for that very long statment. That would work werever you start a CLI, independent of the Desktop Environment you use and even if one is used.
Create a file with name .alias in your home directory and add a line like:
alias hurray='very long command with parameters and options'
after the next login you can thus use
and it will be replaced by the string and thus executing the command.
There is a lot about aliases in
And of course there are many possibilleties to add an icon that will start your command to the KDE main menu, the panel, the space on the desktop (I forgot the name).
Right-click on your Desktop folder and select “Create new”->“Link to Program” or one of the other options. (this will in fact create such a .desktop file)
The command to run can be set on the “Application” tab.
This should create an icon on the desktop.
If you want to change the command line, right-click on the icon and choose “Properties”.