make symbolic links on desktop not open as file under Desktop folder
- From: Raul Acevedo <raul cantara com>
- To: nautilus-list gnome org
- Subject: make symbolic links on desktop not open as file under Desktop folder
- Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 14:26:46 -0700
I've created a few symlinks to folders on my desktop my opening the
parent folder, and using Meta-Shift-Click to drag the folder to the
When I open such a folder from the desktop, I don't want Nautilus to
open it under the path in /home/raul/Desktop/foo, I want it to open it
as /home/raul/foo. For spatial mode, it means it treats the folder
differently than I would expect, since it uses the folder attributes of
the link and not of the target; for browser mode, it adds
/home/raul/Desktop as the location which is not what I want.
This can be resolved by either:
1. When Nautilus opens a symlink from the desktop, it opens the link
2. Have an easy way to create a .desktop file on the desktop from an
existing file or folder, that uses the same icon as the original and
when clicked opens the original. Ideally it would use an emblem to
indicate this is really a .desktop file that "links" to the
original, but this is less important.
Is this already supported in some manner?
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