KDE for mom: an icon for ppp shell-scripts
bjfowler at chanzy.eclipse.co.uk
Tue Sep 30 13:06:44 BST 2003
First write your script and check that it works from a terminal (konsole).
Then use "Menu Editor", "New Item" to create a .desktop file that will run the
script. I would suggest putting the new menu entry in the "Internet"
submenu, but the choice is up to you. You will have to select an icon from
the large number available.
Close Menu Editor, open up the K menu and locate the new entry. Drap and drop
the icon onto the desktop. That's it.
Hope this helps
On Tuesday 30 Sep 2003 11:43, Alexander Farber wrote:
> since all my mother ever does on her PC is reading
> mails and browsing web via a modem I'd like to try
> to replace her Win98 with OpenBSD 3.4 and KDE 3.1.4.
> I don't want to use kppp because it seems to be linux-
> centric to me and I would like to use BSD's userland
> ppp (because of filtering and better control with
> dial/alive) and because I don't want her to enter
> any ISP phones/passwords.
> I just would like her to click an icon, which would
> call a simple shell script (pppctl dial) and change
> that icon (also put it into a "systray"?), so that she
> sees, that she is online and thus won't forget to click
> that icon again when she wants to hang up (pppctl close).
> Could anyone please suggest how to do it in KDE?
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