Adding an Icon for Browsing Removable Storage

Symptom

There is no obvious way of viewing files from removable media locally on the thin client.

Problem

You want to view files from removable media locally on the thin client.

Solution

Create a custom application that opens the contents of removable media in the File Manager.

  1. Go to System > Firmware Customization > Custom Application in Setup.
  2. Click the star symbol to create a new Custom Application.
  3. Enter a name, e.g. Removable Media, and choose desktop integration options for the application.
  4. Enter folder as the Icon name and thunar /userhome/media as the Command in the Settings dialog
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  5. Save the settings.
  6. Insert a removable medium such as a USB stick into the thin client.
  7. Click the new Removable Media icon.
    This opens File Manager and lets you browse the contents. Clicking a file will open it in the application configured by the MIME type handler (as of IGEL LINUX 5.06.100, see FAQ).
    Removable Medium in File Manager

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