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How to make a desktop shortcut start Chrome?
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manoeuver

Joined: 30 Jan 2013
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jan 2013, 17:55    Post_subject:  How to make a desktop shortcut start Chrome?
Sub_title: I have to start Chrome from a console
 

Not finding anything on this, my searches haven't helped.

Running Lucid Puppy on a thinkpad x100e.

Having installed Chrome, it did not provide any menu entries or shortcuts anywhere. I can't find a google chrome directory anywhere in the filesystem. Strange to me but whatever- I'm trying to run chrome- work to do and all.

I run chrome by opening the console and running:

google-chrome --user-data-dir=/usr/data

it's great. I just want to make a desktop shortcut. a keyboard shortcut would be cool too.

Thanks in advance.
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Semme

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jan 2013, 20:24    Post_subject:  

Hi Manoeuver, Welcome to Pup! Here, this should make life easy.

Cli's >> google-chrome %U me thinks..

The hard way..

Rt-clk inside home >> new >> script >> name as you like.

Open it >> this line: google-chrome --user-data-dir=/usr/data

.. under #!/bin/sh.

Save it, then drag to your desktop.

Now rt-clk >> edit item >> shortcut Wink click to set.
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tytower

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Jan 2013, 03:49    Post_subject:  

For what its worth I would use thr rox filer and navigate to the binary in /usr/bin chrome whatever
drag it over to the desktop and it will ask you what to make . Choose link relative I think (not too sure on what link absolute does).

Close everything up right click on desktop link and edit the action it takes with your above line . Find an icon and in the same menu you can drag an icon over too

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manoeuver

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Jan 2013, 15:43    Post_subject:  

Thanks to the both of you. I found it in the usr/bin directory and got it working like a charm.

cheers!
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