Re: Launcher types
- From: <bordoley msu edu>
- To: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>, "Eugene O'Connor" <eugene oconnor sun com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Launcher types
- Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 03:33:46 EDT
Just to note since its related to this, there have been a lot of complaints
about the overall complexity of the launcher dialog, so it might be nice to
divide it into multiple dialogs. Basically what I was thinking was one dialog
to create application launchers and another to create links. Seth had
mentioned this to me in the past as well. Advantage is that we simplify the ui
making the creation of these launchers easier.
As for the other types of .desktop files I agree with alex these should
probably not even be in the ui.
Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com> said:
> On Mon, 22 Jul 2002, Eugene O'Connor wrote:
> > I'm updating the User Guide and need some information about launchers
> > and launcher types. Can anyone help me out?
> > First of all, where can you have launchers on the desktop - in your
> > menus, on your panels, on the desktop background - anywhere else?
> > Secondly, I need to understand the types of launcher:
> > 1. Application (I understand this one)
> > 2. Link (http://, ftp://, what else can you enter in the command field
> > when the launcher type is link?
> also e.g. file://my/mp3s or suchlike.
> > 3. FSDevice (What is this? Can you give an example?)
> You get one of these when nautilus mounts a Floppy or cdrom.
> > 4. MimeType (How would you use this, for example?)
> > 5. Service (What is this?)
> > 6. Service Type (What is this?)
> These are not launchers, but descriptions of things. I don't think we use
> them at the moment. I think KDE uses nr 4 for its mime database.
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