mmkw43
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Dear Raspian....

Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:55 pm

What I wouldn't give for this --

you right click in the address bar of a web site and you have the option to create a shortcut on the desktop with ONE click?
AND, clicking on that shortcut opens your browser and takes you there.

maybe not possible? and yes I know I can write a shortcut myself I guess but don't wanna. :)

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kerry_s
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Re: Dear Raspian....

Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:08 pm

the rest of us just use a bookmark, the star on the right of the uri bar. :lol:

mmkw43
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Re: Dear Raspian....

Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:20 pm

I want to go to my desktop and do it one click.

open chrome -- look for the bookmark and where the hell did I put it? -- click it.

Have my reasons for wanting a simpler process. In fact I want to do have a desktop with nothing but
internet shortcuts on one of my PI's.

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RamaSpaceShip
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Re: Dear Raspian....

Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:28 pm

On KDE, drag and drop the URL on the desktop, and it's done 8-)

mmkw43
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Re: Dear Raspian....

Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:39 pm

KDE is a browser? Is that what it's called? Just KDE? -- thanks

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RamaSpaceShip
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Re: Dear Raspian....

Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:25 pm

KDE is a Desktop Environment.

Install it by:
apt install task-kde-desktop

Then choose Plasma as DE on the login screen

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kerry_s
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Re: Dear Raspian....

Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:46 pm

mmkw43 wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:55 pm
What I wouldn't give for this --

you right click in the address bar of a web site and you have the option to create a shortcut on the desktop with ONE click?
AND, clicking on that shortcut opens your browser and takes you there.

maybe not possible? and yes I know I can write a shortcut myself I guess but don't wanna. :)
i just remembered chrome/chromium can create apps from websites that you can add to the desktop from your menu..

dustnbone
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Re: Dear Raspian....

Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:26 am

In Firefox on MATE I can just drag/drop from the URL bar to the desktop, creates a link with the title of the page.

Same thing happens in WIndows 10.

This seems like almost universal behaviour.

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kerry_s
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Re: Dear Raspian....

Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:37 pm

in chromium-> menu-> more tools-> create shortcut

puts a launcher for the web site you choose on the desktop. i just checked using youtube.

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