Re: make symbolic links on desktop not open as file under Desktop folder

On Wed, 2004-07-14 at 23:26, Raul Acevedo wrote:
> 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
> desktop.
> 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
>     target instead.
> 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?

2 is the long term plan. There has been some work on it in HEAD, with
the desktop file property pages.

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