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Can't "create application shortcut" in Chromium/Chrome

Postby leskieurbiker on Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:16 pm

Since I upgraded to Linux Mint 14 64 bit Cinnamon, I can't "create application shortcut" in Google Chromium or Chrome anymore. When I use this Chrome functionnality (under "Tools"), it creates an invalid shorcut on the desk. I can see in the properties of this shortcut that it misses all the parameters that used to be there in previous Mints. I'm using Linux Mint 64 bit Cinnamon since Mint 12, then Mint 13, and it always worked flawlessly before. Now it doesnt anymore. I know there are more complex ways to create web shortcuts, but I don't want to fiddle with this every time I want a new one. This is clearly a regression. Anybody got a clue? Should I create a bug report?
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Re: Can't "create application shortcut" in Chromium/Chrome

Postby TheDynamicHamza21 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:46 pm

In properties Command field what does say and what does it suppose to say?
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Re: Can't "create application shortcut" in Chromium/Chrome

Postby leskieurbiker on Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:46 pm

In previous Mint versions (12 and 13), properties of shortcuts created in Chrome/Chromium looked like this:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7IYH ... 253A12.png

In Mint 14 it looks like this:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LzFr ... mint14.png

Cinnamon 1.6.7 does'nt seem to be involved, since my Mint 13 also runs 1.6.7. I have no clue. Chrome (23) and Chromium versions are the same.
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Re: Can't "create application shortcut" in Chromium/Chrome

Postby TheDynamicHamza21 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:31 pm

It looks you just have desktop icon with no command. I don't know why that happened but you can make launcher by right clicking the desktop>Choose Creaet Launcher and put in the commande field
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/usr/bin/chromium-browser --app=picasaweb.google.com/


and it should work. Or might have use

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opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --app=picasaweb.google.com/


depending on your system.
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Re: Can't "create application shortcut" in Chromium/Chrome

Postby leskieurbiker on Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:00 am

TheDynamicHamza21 wrote:but you can make launcher by right clicking the desktop>Choose Creaet Launcher and put in the commande field


Thanks for the answer, but I already know that way of creating a launcher. I'm disapponted that the easy way worked in Mint 12 and 13 and not in Mint 14.
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Re: Can't "create application shortcut" in Chromium/Chrome

Postby leskieurbiker on Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:33 pm

I got no time to lose with this bug, so I reinstalled LM13. It's an LTS and it's solid and stable. Good luck for solving this.
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Re: Can't "create application shortcut" in Chromium/Chrome

Postby cek1227 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:19 pm

You need to edit the shortcut file with gedit (or equivalent):

For example, edit the first line of the file:

#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open[Desktop Entry]

to be:

#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
[Desktop Entry]
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