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Guidance on using Desktop/Folders/Home etc.


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#1 DeadRinger

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 10:45 AM

Hi.[/size]
18.3 Cinnamon 64 Bit.[/size]

I installed Dropbox. All seemed great. However, I am very new and I thought that I had made a shortcut (MS Windows term) to the Dropbox folder.[/size]
As it turned out I actually moved the entire contents of the Dropbox to this folder.[/size]

I freaked out later that day when on my other PC I noticed that EVERYTHING was gone from my Dropbox.[/size]
I ran back to the LINUX machine and found everything in the Dropbox on the Desktop, but there was "the real Dropbox" located under HOME which was empty.[/size]
I copied everything back to the Empty Dropbox and all is right in the world once again. WHEW![/size]

So I am left to think I don't understand how to make a shortcut to folders on the desktop and perhaps other IMPORTANT differences on how Cinnamon works with folders and shortcuts and file structure under HOME etc.[/size]

Is there a user guide?[/size]

Thanks in advance.[/size]


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:25 AM

Russian spam aside Always consider your /home folder like you do the /users folder in windows.

 

Both serve essentially the same function and work practically the same way.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:43 AM

Russian spam aside Always consider your /home folder like you do the /users folder in windows.

 

Both serve essentially the same function and work practically the same way.

Thanks.

 

SO when I right click on Desktop I don;t see "create a shortcut" but I do see "Create a new launcher here..." is this the equivalent or is Launcher something different?



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:47 AM

Practically though it will need you to create your shortcut manually.

 

The more direct way to make a desktop shortcut in cinnamon is to open up your menu and go to what you want to create a shortcut to and right click and select "add to desktop"

 

I know drag and drop from the cinnamon menu to the desktop is not possible due to the way cinnamon is coded (and its doubtful this will get fixed, but no biggie as its not that hard to create desktop shortcuts) so this is the way to do it.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:57 AM

Practically though it will need you to create your shortcut manually.

 

The more direct way to make a desktop shortcut in cinnamon is to open up your menu and go to what you want to create a shortcut to and right click and select "add to desktop"

 

I know drag and drop from the cinnamon menu to the desktop is not possible due to the way cinnamon is coded (and its doubtful this will get fixed, but no biggie as its not that hard to create desktop shortcuts) so this is the way to do it.

Ah Yes...  Thanks!

 

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I also learned that in File Manager you can open additional view and then use after slecting the source icon, CTRL+SHIFT then drag to the second view location...and drop...



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 12:01 PM

Once you know how things work it will come into place.

And yes isnt the file manager awesome here :D

 

Nemo (what the file manager in cinnamon is called) is very powerful, features such as split view and tabs are why I love it :D


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