Adding a shotcut in X

Adding a shotcut in X

Post by Stanle » Sun, 09 Jan 2000 04:00:00

How do I add a shortcut(as in windows platform) for a installed program in

Adding a shotcut in X

Post by Christopher Brow » Sun, 09 Jan 2000 04:00:00

>How do I add a shortcut(as in windows platform) for a installed
>program in X.

This is something that varies based on which window manager you favor,
and on which distribution of Linux you're using.

- Most window managers (e.g. - WindowMaker, fvwm, kwm, icewm,
  Enlightenment, ...) have their own individual "configuration
  language," and generally have some syntax for allowing you to add
  things like menu entries.

- Some distributions (Red Hat and Debian leap to mind) have created
  "metalanguages" that add config information into a sort of
  "centralized registry of applications," and then have "config
  generators" that will take that registry and turn it into
  configuration data suitable for all the window managers that have
  been installed.

- The GNOME and KDE desktop systems both offer some functionality in
  this regard, collecting together application invocation data for
  their own apps.  They also tend to let you use their file managers
  to "drag and drop" application files to their "panels," which should
  begin the configuration effort for adding the application to the

You may want to check the documentation for your distribution, as
they're likely to document some support for this sort of thing.
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I use the Wingz spreadsheet under a SunOs 4.1.3 at work, and am trying
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/usr/lib/crt1.o (...) undefined symbol 'main'

'nm' shows 'main' as being defined in $WINGZ/lib/libwztools.a, so
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