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Launcher for a file <Solved>

Post by lsemmens » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:19 am

I have a database that I want to load just by clicking on an icon on my desktop. Is there a simple way to create the launcher to do so? Or do I have to tell that launcher to load "Base" with the database name thereafter. If I double click on the database in Documents, it loads straight away as Linux determines that the file is associated with LibreOffice Base. Creating a launcher does not give me that luxury, it will not permit me just to insert the file name in there and load Base anyway.

SOLUTION
In the end I created a launcher on the desktop for BASE
<Right Click> on menu option for Base and Selected "Add to Desktop"
I then copied the path and file name to the database I wanted to open
<Right Cick>ed on the Base Launcher and added that path and filename statement after the Base file name. Not elegant, but, it works!
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