On 08/14/2016 05:22 PM, IX4 Svs wrote: > Just spent a few minutes to figure this out so I thought I'd share. > > If you're a Signal user on Android, you can now have Signal inside > Qubes. Here's how I did it: > > 1. Install the Chromium browser in your appvm template - skip if you > were already using it. Shut down the template VM. > 2. Create a new AppVM called Signal > 3. Launch Chromium browser in new VM, go to chrome://extensions/ in the > address bar and follow the link to the Chrome app store. > 4. In the app store, search for "Signal private messenger" and install > the app. > 5. The app launches automatically on first install. Follow the prompts > to "link" this app with your phone. > 6. At this stage Signal should work on your Qubes system. > > Let's make Signal a bit more usable by creating a shortcut in our > desktop panel that launches Signal directly. (this assumes KDE desktop > on Dom0) > > 7. Create a Chromium shortcut using the Qubes way (Q -> Domain: Signal > -> Signal: Add more shortcuts... -> Select "Chromium web browser") > 8. Follow > http://support.whispersystems.org/hc/en-us/articles/216839277-Where-is-Signal-Desktop-on-my-computer- > to create a desktop shortcut > 9. Right-click on Chromium icon in panel, select "Icon Settings" > 10. Change the "Command" field of the "Application" tab to: qvm-run -a > --tray Signal '/usr/lib64/chromium-browser/chromium-browser.sh > --profile-directory=Default --app-id=(long string which you'll get from > the properties of the desktop shortcut you created in step #7)' > 11. Copy the Signal app icon file from the Signal AppVM to Dom0. I used > the following command to copy the icon file to Dom0: [user@dom0]$ > qvm-run --pass-io Signal 'cat > /home/user/.local/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/chrome-(long-appID)-Default.png' >> /home/users/signal-icon.png > 12. Now you can change your new shortcut's icon from Chrome to Signal, > by pointing it to /home/users/signal-icon.png > > If anyone has a better way of creating a custom panel shortcut I'd love > to hear it. > > Cheers, > > Alex This is a really neat idea and guide, thanks for sharing it! It might be better to work with the way Qubes' handles the shortcuts internally. That documentation can be found here. https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/managing-appvm-shortcuts/#tocAnchor-1-1-1
If you dig through the GetAppMenus RPC, you'll see it (generally put) draws it source list from desktop files in /usr/share/applications. If you put a Signal .desktop file in there, you should (I think, untested) be able to simply use the GetAppMenus RPC. -- kulinacs <nickl...@kulinacs.com> -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/dbd0f71c-ee9b-002f-519c-449fce6a83fd%40kulinacs.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
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