Bug 80583 - "copy here" and "link here" of menu entries is the same
Summary: "copy here" and "link here" of menu entries is the same
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-28 10:37 UTC by Michael Schwendt
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-02-16 14:09:33 UTC

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Description Michael Schwendt 2002-12-28 10:37:33 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021218

Description of problem:
Drag menu entry "Internet > Web Browser" to the desktop and choose "copy here".
A desktop entry will be created in user's $HOME/Desktop directory as a soft-link
(!) to /usr/share/applications/redhat-web.desktop. Since it is just a link and
not a copied file, the user doesn't have write permission to change the
"Properties" of that desktop entry.

Where is the difference to dragging a menu entry to the desktop and choosing
"link here"? It also creates a link to the desktop file in either
/usr/share/applications or /etc/X11/applnk. I would expect "copy here" to
actually _copy_ the *.desktop file rather than soft-linking it. Copying it would
mean the user could edit the "Properties" of his local copy. 

From a usability point of view, it doesn't look right that "copy here" also
creates only a link just like "link here" does already.

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Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2004-02-16 14:09:33 UTC
This is fixed in Fedora Core 1.90 (KDE 3.2.0).

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