Google maps

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    squadder

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    Does anyone know how to change the google maps shortcut to co.uk - its really annoying defaulting to the .com site? I seem to be able to find the file but it won't let me modify it.
     
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    First I'd make a backup of the file in case it all goes pear shaped :)...
    cd /usr/share/applications/edesktop/
    sudo cp googlemap.desktop googlemap.desktop.bak

    then edit (with kwrite?)
    sudo kwrite googlemap.desktop

    edit the line
    Exec=firefox http://maps.google.com
    to
    Exec=firefox http://maps.google.co.uk

    save and reboot
     
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    Thanks
    Kwrite isn't recognised - any other ideas?
     
    squadder, Sep 27, 2008
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    Duncan_Rowland

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    even with a small k? - personally, I'd use vi but it's a bit cryptic, you might try
    sudo mousepad googlemap.desktop
    or
    sudo oowriter googlemap.desktop
    (when you click save, click yes to save in text file format)
    -D.
     
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