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XFCE - Handy Launchers

Create a launcher

1) Somewhere on the blank desktop, RIGHT CLICK
2) Select CREATE LAUNCHER

SSH LAUNCHER

1) NAME → anything you want
2) COMMAND → ssh MACHINE_NAME_OR_IP
3) CLICK → RUN IN TERMINAL

SSH LAUNCHER WITH VNC TUNNELING (GO TO THE BACKGROUND)

1) NAME → anything you want
2) COMMAND → ssh -L 5901:127.0.0.1:5901 -N -f TARGET_MACHINE_NAME_OR_IP
3) CLICK → RUN IN TERMINAL

NOTE: If your are listening for ssh on a non-standard port, just add -p PORT# to the COMMAND.

SSH LAUNCHER WITH VNC TUNNELING (STAY OPEN IN FOREGROUND)

1) NAME → anything you want
2) COMMAND → ssh -L 5901:127.0.0.1:5901 TARGET_MACHINE_NAME_OR_IP
3) CLICK → RUN IN TERMINAL

NOTE: If your are listening for ssh on a non-standard port, just add -p PORT# to the COMMAND.

VNC (VIEWER) LAUNCHER

1) NAME → anything you want
2) COMMAND → vncviewer TARGET_MACHINE_NAME_OR_IP:1

NOTE: “:1” is the display number on the target machine. If you are running multiple VNC servers on that machine, you need to change this to the correct display that you want.

VNC (VIEWER) LAUNCHER (SSH TUNNEL)

(used with a SSH connection with VNC tunneling, see SSH LAUNCHER WITH VNC TUNNELING )

1) NAME → anything you want
2) COMMAND → vncviewer localhost:1

NOTE: “:1” is the display number on the target machine. If you are running a VNC server on the local machine, you need to change this on the target machine and local machine to a display number not running locally.

Sources

* Originally written by arfon


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