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Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 11:03:21 +0200

> From: David Masterson <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: 12 Oct 2001 15:40:01 -0700
> 
> > I am not sure that is correct. It may be Microsoft's design that
> > they are only intended to be double-clicked with a mouse in order to
> > execute the default application for a shortcut's target, but I see
> > no reason why we should restrict Emacs to such a narrow use.
> 
> That doesn't appear to be the only use on Windows.  You can have a
> shortcut to a text file (for instance).  When clicked on, it will
> "Open" the text file (ie. invoke the editor [Notepad] on it).

I think this is because Notepad has specific application-level support
for shortcuts.

> Since a shortcut is more than just a soft link, I don't think
> implementing shortcut support as an Emacs primitive will work
> (something needs to interpret the "Target type").

We probably need both; it's a mess.



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