If double-clicking the icon in your file manager does not launch Shotcut, open Shotcut.app, and try double-clicking the shotcut shell script.
I’m my distro’s file manager (Dolphin) and displaying the shotcut directory, located as in System Info (below). Does ‘the icon’ (term used in directions) refer to a file named Shotcut.desktop? Should ‘the icon’ be a distinctive ‘shotcut icon’? I don’t have that. The file is displaying a default icon that looks like a page with simulated lines of text.
Clicking (or, double-clicking) on this does not open launch Shotcut. It creates an black entry in the TaskBar (bottom of screen) with the title Shotcut and a spinning progress indicator. There is no ‘Shotcut window’ appearing on the screen. The spinning indicator spins for perhaps 30 seconds, and finishes when the taskbar entry and the word Shotcut both disappear.
This is completely different from what is expected, after reading the directions. Can someone tell me what is happening?
The second suggestion – if the first doesn’t work – is to double-click the shotcut shell script, located in the Shotcut.app directory. This file has a default icon that looks like a page with simulated text lines, and a black terminal screen in the lower-right. Double-clicking this does absolutely nothing, on my system.
As an attempt to trouble-shoot why the double-click appears to do nothing, I right-clicked the same file and selected Actions -> Run in Konsole (KDE’s name for terminal). The terminal window opens, showing the following:
bin/shotcut: 1: bin/shotcut: Syntax error: "(" unexpected
It seems the shell script has crashed with an Syntax error, so obviously there will be no progress toward running the program.
Why does following the direction to ‘double-click the shell script’ not launch the program and what should I do now?
Linux Mint 17.3 KDE, 32-bit
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P.S.: Just noticed something – while the download is not labeled as to whether it’s a 32- or 64-bit version, the filename does contain the sequence ‘64’. If this means what I think it does, and this is the reason for my problem, then please advise, where’s a download link/PPA for an (up-to-date!) 32-bit GNU/Linux version?