February 2, 2020, 9:50am
On Linux Mint 19 xfce, I extracted, 19.12.31.txz portable, which appears on the desktop as a shotcut folder.
Inside are 2 files; a red shotcut ‘exe’ and, the main shotcut program folder.
How do you create a desktop shortcut (from the red exe)? I’ve tried everything, including the long winded Terminal/VIM methods, and the Launcher method, but none work.
This is how it looks like with my Linux Mint 18.1-64 KDE:
If you have extract that TXZ file, then you can rename it (maybe because of a better overview).
Then you can simply Drag&Drop that “Shotcut.desktop” icon where ever you want.
I put it into my Taskbar…
February 2, 2020, 11:06am
The first thing I tried (didn’t mention it in the original post) was dragging the “Shotcut.desktop” icon from shotcut folder to the desktop.
Then made a shortcut of “Shotcut.desktop” icon still inside shotcut folder, and put it on desktop.
Hm, maybe a xfce “thing”? Or by Linux Mint
19.1? I do not know… (I have Linux Mint 18.1-64 KDE).
But maybe, what means exactly “Didn’t work”? An (error) message? Have you had a look in “System Activity” (STRG+ESC)? What about, if you double click directly on “Shotcut.desktop” icon in the folder, where you have extracted it?
February 2, 2020, 3:39pm
Shotcut only opens if, “Shotcut.desktop” icon inside the folder, is clicked.
“Didn’t work” means… when you click on the desktop shortcut, nothing happens.
Then it should be a “Linux Mint thing”…
Even if nothing has happen, something has happen.
But, ok, I really think it’s on Linux Mint side. Check your settings for Links…, maybe the Linux Mint Forum? Or someone here can help further…
February 2, 2020, 10:18pm
Running Fedora with KDE plaxa I have the same issue with the Shotcut launcher.
The launcher will not start the application unless the command is changed.
I open the properties and change the command by browsing to the
shotcut.app folder and selecting the wrapper script.
Then the launcher works, and I make a link to the launcher on the desktop.
February 3, 2020, 10:56am
I’ll try that, but it seems the problem is with my xfce desktop version not playing with the Thunar version - a know problem, apparently.
In case, it’s still actual…
I now have Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon and I only get Shotcut started directly with that ‘Shotcut’ icon (from the txz file).
My solution is to make a bookmark in the file manager (in my case ‘Nemo’).
May 2, 2020, 9:50am
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