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[SOLVED] desktop file link doesn't act like a link when opening files

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Gidday, I've found a small problem with the way links are handled,

on my desktop there is a link to a HDD device mounted under /mnt/G. This works fine when I click on it on my desktop but when I am (for example) opening a file with Kaffeine, I can't click on these links on my desktop and have the "file open" dialogue follow them because they see them as actual .desktop files.

Is there a workaround?

Cheers.

Last edited by bcooksley on Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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That is what you would expect to happen with any file. However from a users prospective i can see how that would become confusing. You can workaround the problem by running the following command:
ln -s /mnt/G/ $HOME/Desktop/GDrive

Which will create a symbolic link to that folder. Any application will now be able to follow this "shortcut"


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Given the amount of time this thread has been inactive, and the presence of a possible solution to the Original Posters problem, this thread is now being marked as solved. If the problem is indeed not solved, please remove [SOLVED] from the thread subject.


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