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

On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 09:46, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> 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.
I use this:
Create Launcher
Type: Link
In URL I need to write target by hand (The browse doesn't let specify a
Set Name
Press OK.

It works for me. The ugly problem is that it has a gnome foot icon, not
a directory one. 
Please let me know where do I find it.
BTW, I use browser, not spatial, but I think it should work for you



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