Starting java app from desktop icon

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Mon Nov 13 21:15:09 GMT 2006

On Monday 13 November 2006 21:48, Nigel Henry wrote:

> Hi Kevin. Breakage is only on FC2 at the moment, using
> KDE-3.2.2-14.FC2.legacy Red Hat, and that "work path" option isn't there,
> but I just fired up Kubuntu on the same machine. Kdebase is 4:3.4.3-0ubunt,
> and the work path is there. I'd often wondered what this work path line was
> for. Now I know.
> Regarding the shell scripts. I've never really known where to put them. I
> have a couple in KDE's autostart. One for running sfxload and autoloading a
> soundfont, and the other for running df, and printing out an Xmessage when
> the the disk is approaching the redline.

I usually put them in a bin directory in my home dir, i.e. /home/kevin/bin

> So for example. I could create a directory named "Scripts" in /home/user,
> then put my script for Breakage, named something like in it,
> and just access the shell script from the "link to application"  setup, on
> the desktop context menu.

Yes, this should work

> I'll try the shell script method on FC2, for my only Java app.

Just to avoid misunderstandings: the method kitts described, which obviously 
worked for you as well, is perfectly fine.

There is no such thing as the "right" solution, even if sometimes a more 
robust or elegant solution might exist. Any thing that works without any 
negative side effects is a correct solution.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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