[Bug 294638] Re: Desktop icons link to actual .desktop files

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On 2008-07-11T10:48:25+00:00 Tonne2004 wrote:

Version:            (using Devel)
Installed from:    Compiled sources
OS:                Linux

1) Go to a folderview
2) Right-Click and say "Create new Link to Application"
3) Fill in icon, command etc
4) Drag and drop the new icon to the panel
5) Be happy that everything worked perfectly so far
6) Decide some days later that you don't need the icon in the folderview
7) Delete the icon from the folderview (while retaining the one in the panel)
8) Click the icon in the panel (which worked perfectly well before you deleted the one in the folderview)

You get an error message saying "The desktop entry file
/home/kde4daily/Desktop/Konsole.desktop has no Type=... entry."

First bug:
This message is misleading: The file home/kde4daily/Desktop/Konsole.desktop is in fact deleted.

Second bug:
This shouldn't happen at all. The panel icon should just continue working. It's very unintuitive that both icons somehow stay linked together.

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On 2008-07-14T15:24:30+00:00 Jasonbstubbs wrote:

"First bug" is obviously a problem that needs to be fixed.

FWIW, for "Second bug" I think that it'd be more intuitive that a
shortcut applet copy the details of a .desktop file rather than creating
a shortcut to it when using drag and drop.

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On 2008-07-14T18:26:08+00:00 Marco Martin wrote:

the icon plasmoid should be made smarter is many ways.
perhaps monitoring the linked file and closing itself when it got deleted?

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On 2008-07-14T19:43:13+00:00 aseigo wrote:

monitoring the linked file is one thing that should be done; but also
not linking to a .desktop file if it represents an entry that we can
grab as a kservice directly.

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On 2008-07-18T18:15:49+00:00 aseigo wrote:

*** Bug 166945 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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On 2008-11-19T21:38:04+00:00 Jonathan Thomas wrote:

Implementing Jason's suggestion would also make Application Launchers
dragged from  KMenu editable. Currently one cannot edit them at all
since they point to the actual desktop file in
/etc/path/to/desktop.desktop

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On 2009-03-08T16:26:06+00:00 Tyrerj-4 wrote:

Re: Comment #5

In KDE-3.5, icons dragged from the menu are links.  Perhaps the best
choice in all cases is to have the little dialog that pops up and asks
if you want to copy or link.  However, icons dragged from the file
system or a Folder View should _always_ be copies.

IAC, there is a problem with the current links.  Since they are links,
you should not be allowed to click: "Icon Settings" and modify them.
Another possibility would be that when you modify a link from the menu
that the 'desktop' file is copied and the copy is modified.

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On 2009-03-24T02:29:24+00:00 aseigo wrote:

*** Bug 186418 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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On 2009-04-25T11:24:37+00:00 Jtamate wrote:

With svn r954171 (kde 4.2.70), when I remove the application link in the
folder view I get a message that says +/- "The file ..../application
link.desktop does not exists".

The problem (but this is another bug) is that until I close that
message, I can not change desktops, nor applications clicking in the
task bar.

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On 2009-12-12T16:58:33+00:00 Asraniel wrote:

I'm changing this to a wishlist. Copy by default is not the wanted
feature, but link is. So this is not a bug, but a feature request
(beeing able to chose if a copy or a link is created)

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On 2018-06-08T20:29:04+00:00 Nate-b wrote:

Hello!

This feature request was filed for KDE Plasma 4, which reached end-of-
support status in August 2015. KDE Plasma 5's desktop shell has been
almost completely rewritten for better performance and usability, so it
is likely that this feature request is already implemented in Plasma 5,
or is no longer applicable.

Accordingly, we hope you understand why we must close this feature
request. If the requested feature is still desired but not implemented
in KDE Plasma 5.12 or later, please feel free to open a new ticket in
the "plasmashell" product after reading
https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/Bug_Reporting

If you would like to get involved in KDE's bug triaging effort so that
future mass bug closes like this are less likely, please read
https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved#Bug_Triaging

Thanks for your understanding!

Nate Graham

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