[SOLVED] Creating shortcuts

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Re: [SOLVED] Creating shortcuts

Post by KokoC »

So there are 3 general ways of creating shortcut in Linux Mint (source: https://blog.softhints.com/create-shortcut-linux-mint/) :

Creating shortcut from right click menu
  • Open parent folder or Pictures or the other folders - /home/user/
  • Right click folder Pictures
  • Make Link (You may need to press + - next to open - in order to show more commands)
  • Copy paste the new link into videos folder
Using terminal for creating shortcut

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ln -s /path/to/file /path/to/symlink
ln -s /home/user/Pictures /home/user/Videos
Creating a launcher as a shortcut
  • right click on the desktop
  • create a new launcher here ...
  • Enter launcher properties
name - Pictures link
command - nemo %UPictures
comment - link to pictures(optional)
icon - /usr/share/icons/Mint-x/places/128/folder.svg (optional)
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Re: Creating shortcuts

Post by steve-s »

greerd wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:55 pm
In nemo, right click on the file or directory, if you don't see a 'Make Link' click the little '+' at the top of the dropdown box to show more options, then drag the shortcut file that you create to your destination and rename if desired.
I'm new to Linux and that was super helpful! thanks!
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Re: [SOLVED] Creating shortcuts

Post by dkebler »

Came up with a couple nemo actions and bash scripts that adds 'Link to Clipboard' and 'Paste Link Here' now it's simple to make links from one directory to another quickly (no having to move them and remove 'Link to')
See tutorial here

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