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How do I make a new shorcut from a virtual drive?

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erick_ftg Mercredi 17 Avril 2013 à 1:01
erick_ftgAnonymous

Hello everybody, I'm a newbie on Linux, and this is my 1st post.

I have playonlinux 4.2.1 and I was trying to install a program. I selected manual install, and everything seemed to be going very smoothly until the program asks me this:

"Please choose a file for PlayOnLinux to make a shorcut"

and I get 2 choices:

-I don't want to make another shorcut
-Browse

I choose browse and then well... I really don't know what I have to choose. At first I thought I had to select a place where I want the application's shorcut to be, but I have to select a file. I choose any file, and it gives me an error, which it's pretty reasonable.

If I choose "I don't want to make another shorcut, I don't find the installed application anywhere, except on the configuration tab, but I can't run the application from there.

Ronin DUSETTE Mercredi 17 Avril 2013 à 1:30
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You need to select Browse, and then go to your PlayOnLinux folder. This is located at:

/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/yourprogramname/drive_c/

Obviously replace 'username' and 'yourprogramname' with their appropriate names.

When you get there, you will be presented with the "C:" drive for your program that you installed. browse to the program's main .exe, just like you would if you were looking for the program in My Computer in Windows.

The .exe it will want is the one that starts your program.

So, basically, every program or "virtual drive" that you install, will be contained in:

/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/

Also, remember that Linux is case-sensitive, and remember that any folder or file with a "." (period or dot) in front of its name is a hidden folder.

Honestly, if you clicked "Make a new shortcut from a virtual drive, it should bring up every executable file it finds underneath those 2 choices that you listed.

What are you trying to install? Maybe there is already a script for it?

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erick_ftg Mercredi 17 Avril 2013 à 11:19
erick_ftgAnonymous

I wanted to install Paint (not MS Paint) becuase MS Paint will not open jpg files. It only accepts bitmap. I think this is weird, but that's what is happening.

This where I found Paint http://www.getpaint.net/
Ronin DUSETTE Mercredi 17 Avril 2013 à 18:53
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You could try to install it into a new virtual drive and use the Install Components tab to install dotnet35sp1. .NET support is somewhat shaky in Linux though, even if using Mono.

Just make sure that you dont use both in the same prefix. It usually does more harm than good.

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booman Mercredi 17 Avril 2013 à 23:38
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Paint Dot Net is awesome!
I've used it a LOT and has a lot of great features similar to Photoshop Elements.
Also GIMP is a very professional image manipulation program. Totally free and runs perfectly in Linux. Try searching for it in the software manager

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Ronin DUSETTE Mercredi 17 Avril 2013 à 23:40
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I recommend GIMP over any other free image editor. its as close as you can get to photoshop.

inkscape rocks, as well. great vector graphics editor.

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booman Jeudi 18 Avril 2013 à 0:13
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I've played with Inkscape but don't really create much vector art.
I really like Gimp 2.8 because they finally created a full window mode with the toolbars attached.
I was tired of Alt-Tabbing just to get to the tools.

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cricrazy Dimanche 11 Janvier 2015 à 1:41
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I tried Paint.net, I installed dot.net framework 3.5 and 4.0. But it is still not working. 

Ronin DUSETTE Dimanche 11 Janvier 2015 à 19:11
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You are going to either go native (with Gimp or inkscape), find a native Linux application that does that (I am sure there are plenty more), or use Photoshop (I wrote an installer for POL). 

GIMP is REALLY nice, though. 

Also, there are TONS of open-source Linux programs that can open and manipulate jpeg files. You are making things too hard on yourself. lol. GIMP will do everything you need. 


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booman Lundi 12 Janvier 2015 à 21:49
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GIMP is GREAT!  I am forcing myself to learn it because I'm tired of purchasing Photoshop.  The keyboard shortcuts are different than Photoshop, but it has all the same tools and more.  There is even a paths tool just like in Photoshop and Illustrator.  Amazing program and totally FREE

There are custom brushes and effects/filters you can download for free as well.


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Ronin DUSETTE Mardi 13 Janvier 2015 à 0:02
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Yup. And if you are looking for a RAW editor, Darktable is GREAT. Pretty much has the same workflow as Lightroom, full RAW support for most camera manufacturers, etc etc etc.. It is noice, and totally free. 


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