shortcut (or launcher
makes applications, processes, or data files quickly accessible.
Shortcuts may be on the desktop, in the menu, in the panel, inside
folders, etc. Shortcuts are
useful wherever they provide faster, easier access to the things
they point to
Shortcuts are "desktop entry files" that may be created and and
edited with a text editor like Leafpad. The basic anatomy of a
shortcut is as follows:
cursor hovers over it
Type=Kind of the
Icon=name of (
in the main menu
is the type of file it is; a desktop
entry file (a shortcut
is the on-screen name; what you'll see on the screen
below the image on the desktop, or beside the (smaller) image in the
menu. You'll likely want to keep the Name fairly short
and/or spaced just right as it may get truncated on the Desktop
and/or make your Menu, or Sub-Menu too wide
is the main function of the shortcut. What application,
process, file or folder it runs and / or opens.
is the short description of the shortcut that appears
when hovering the cursor over it in the menu. You'll likely want
to keep this fairly short as well.
is the path to whatever icon you'd like to use. Icons
that come with the operating system may be found in
/usr/share/icons/ and /usr/share/pixmaps. These main icon
folders are easily added to, but you may choose for your icon
almost any image file in almost any location
is whether or not this shortcut is to something that
will run in a Terminal, like LXTerminal. The answer here depends
on what you're making a shortcut to.
is where in the menu the shortcut will be located;
in which category/ies it will fall under.
All shortcuts are .desktop entry files. They must be saved as xxxx.desktop
Below is the shortcut to the 12
Apostles Game as shown in Leafpad. This shortcut's Exec
function tells the SWF (Flash) file to open in Gnash.
The shortcut(s) you create may be smaller, as you likely won't
need to list so many versions of English.
MORE INFO ABOUT SHORTCUTS
Comment=Quiz & Memory Game
Comment[AF]=Quiz & Memory Game
Comment[en_AU]=Quiz & Memory Game
Comment[en_CA]=Quiz & Memory Game
Comment[en_GB]=Quiz & Memory Game
Comment[KA]=Quiz & Memory Game
Comment[MK]=Quiz & Memory Game
Comment[ST]=Quiz & Memory Game
Comment[TG]=Quiz & Memory Game
Comment[TS]=Quiz & Memory Game
Comment[en_US]=Quiz & Memory Game
Comment[UZ]=Quiz & Memory Game
Comment[en_ZA]=Quiz & Memory Game
Comment[ZU]=Quiz & Memory Game