Re: [Usability] Creating links on desktop

On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 13:02 +0530, My Own Linux wrote:
> I want to keep my file organized and want a link on desktop for quick
> access. If I am woking currently on project xzy then I have a folder
> called ~/projects/xyz/
> I have a file called 'todo' in that folder which i want to access very
> frequently. So I create a shortcut for it on the desktop. I want to be
> able to right click on the file and say "Create link > On Desktop" or
> something like that..

You can create a link by holding down Ctrl+Shift and
dragging the file to the desktop.  Alternately, hold
down Alt and drag, and you will be presented with a
menu of possible drag actions when you release your
mouse button.

> 2. Its much faster to right click and say Create File > OpenOffice
> Word document, give a name and then start writing.
> It would be really long approch, for example a text document. To open
> the editor, type something, save as ..navigate to the folder and then
> save it. Same is with other documents that need to be created on
> frequent basis.

Denis answered this perfectly.


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