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Offline simplio

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Desktop Shortcuts & Openbox
« on: August 14, 2019, 09:35:34 pm »
HI!

I was googling around and search the sparky Wiki but nothing forund in the Sparky Wiki for 'shortcut' and the Ask Ubuntu page had results from years ago. Since this is Debian Buster 10 I don't know I should be following old advice. Being still new to Linux I rather ask for the proper and working procedure.

How do I get a shortcut to a file on the display? I read Openbox isn't really a desktop it just forms windows. SparkyLinux 5.8 sure does have some nice wallpapers.

Offline paxmark1

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Re: Desktop Shortcuts & Openbox
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 12:01:01 am »
via #!  https://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=4531   
last two via anonymous and rsw.  Ancient, but those were some fun days. 

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Offline simplio

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Re: Desktop Shortcuts & Openbox
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 06:34:03 am »
I installed pcman fm. neither lunar nor pcmanfm gave a desktop tab. that's why I am stuck.

Offline paxmark1

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Re: Desktop Shortcuts & Openbox
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 06:50:42 pm »
Maybe try idesk, I have never used it, but it is mentioned here and there as another option. 

I have no openboxes anymore, I use xfwm4 instead in lxqt and my back up wm in others is I3.  Y

You can search a bit more in the BunsenLabs forum, actually you can post there, plenty of openboxers, conky's, and the occasional interesting script.  Bunsen is the sucessor to #!, a flaghsip in its day for openbox.  .  Just put it in "Others" section.  HOAS has helped me out more than once there, like for chroot unison, etc. 
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Offline kanliot

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Re: Desktop Shortcuts & Openbox
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2019, 06:59:38 am »
Step 2: create a new Desktop file in the proper directory: (command)MyPC~/Desktop$ exo-desktop-item-edit -c newTest.Desktop

Step 1: install  package " exo-utils"  # this provides a small application for creating the shortcut files

Also remember that launching scripts in this way won't launch your .bashrc, so you will need to use pure bash commands and variables.

for instance i use a script called mpar_kanliot  to randomly play albums in my music directory, but not shuffle  songs per album.  so I launch the command with "xterm -e mpar directory" so that xterm runs the bash script.

Oh, if some can tell me where this info belongs on the wiki, I'll add it there.
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