Office 365 through Crossover - How to make apps default and add shortcuts to the dock

Good afternoon,

Let le start by the garuda-inxi output:

Kernel: 6.2.7-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.1
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=6ed93a17-f4e4-4a05-9c8b-272dd25466d3 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=UUID=699efc44-d275-47e4-acd7-45652200774d loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.3 tk: Qt v: 5.15.8 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20BE0089UK v: ThinkPad T540p
serial: Chassis: type: 10 serial:
Mobo: LENOVO model: 20BE0089UK v: SDK0E50510 Pro
serial: UEFI-[Legacy]: LENOVO v: GMET91WW (2.39 )
date: 06/03/2021
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 30.4 Wh (94.7%) condition: 32.1/56.2 Wh (57.2%)
volts: 12.2 min: 10.8 model: LGC 45N1147 type: Li-ion serial:
status: not charging
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse MX Master 2S
serial: charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes
status: discharging
Info: model: Intel Core i7-4600M bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell
gen: core 4 level: v3 note: check built: 2013-15 process: Intel 22nm
family: 6 model-id: 0x3C (60) stepping: 3 microcode: 0x28
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 4 MiB desc: 1x4 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3070 high: 3600 min/max: 800/3600 scaling:
driver: intel_cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 2893 2: 3600 3: 2894
4: 2894 bogomips: 23145
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Device-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: Lenovo
driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-7.5 process: Intel 22nm built: 2013 ports:
active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2, VGA-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:0416 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Lite-On Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 3-12:7 chip-ID: 04ca:7035 class-ID: 0e02
Display: x11 server: [X.Org](http://X.Org) v: 21.1.7 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.8
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa dri: crocus gpu: i915 display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x15cb built: 2014 res: 1920x1080
hz: 60 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")
ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 23.0.0 renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 4600 (HSW
GT2) direct-render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio
vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:03.0
chip-ID: 8086:0c0c class-ID: 0403
Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:8c20
class-ID: 0403
Sound API: ALSA v: k6.2.7-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Interface: sndio v: N/A running: no
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.67 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Ethernet I217-LM vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: kernel
port: 4080 bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:153a class-ID: 0200
IF: enp0s25 state: down mac:
Device-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:08b2 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac:
IF-ID-1: wwp0s20u10 state: down mac:
Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 3-11:6 chip-ID: 8087:07dc class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 3 state: up address:
Local Storage: total: 1.82 TiB used: 318.48 GiB (17.1%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 870 QVO 2TB
size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: rev: 2B6Q scheme: MBR
ID-1: / raw-size: 1.8 TiB size: 1.8 TiB (100.00%) used: 318.48 GiB (17.3%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-2: /home raw-size: 1.8 TiB size: 1.8 TiB (100.00%)
used: 318.48 GiB (17.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 1.8 TiB size: 1.8 TiB (100.00%)
used: 318.48 GiB (17.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 1.8 TiB size: 1.8 TiB (100.00%)
used: 318.48 GiB (17.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.32 GiB used: 231.8 MiB (1.5%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 16.85 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
System Temperatures: cpu: 79.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 2520
Processes: 267 Uptime: 6h 42m wakeups: 3 Memory: 15.32 GiB
used: 9.35 GiB (61.0%) Init: systemd v: 253 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.1 clang: 15.0.7 Packages: 2142
pm: pacman pkgs: 2129 libs: 594 tools: gnome-software,octopi,pamac,paru
pm: flatpak pkgs: 13 Shell: fish v: 3.6.0 default: Bash v: 5.1.16
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.25
Garuda (2.6.15-1):
System install date: 2023-03-22
Last full system update: 2023-03-23
Is partially upgraded: No
Relevant software: snapper NetworkManager dracut
Windows dual boot:
Failed units: nmb.service

I started using Garuda like a year ago. At first, I used Evolution for everything related e-mail and the likes, but I missed some of the ease of use of Outlook.

I looked around and found a way to "cleanly" run Outlook in Linux: Crossover.

It took a bit of playing, but after building a bunch of libraries I was able to get it up and running.

I have however 2 questions:

  • How do I add shortcuts to the dock? There seems to be no straightforward way, so I assume I'll have to do it manually, but how?
  • How do I make these applications the default? So that is I click on an e-mail link Outlook opens.

I edit your text.

Please use
Terminal text
for terminal text.
Then others can easily expand or copy the text.

terminal text
then others can easily expand or copy the text in the view. 

Move the mouse pointer over it in the upper right corner.

I did not try that with e-mail.

But from my other experiences with crossover, it should already create links in the application menu and also the option to open a file with an app installed using crossover was in the settings menu for that filetype.

Not sure about the dock. You can add runner widgets next to the dock that will launch the applications you want. But why does right click and "add to dock" not work for you, when outlook is running? IIRC that worked for me with a windows app in a bottle. :thinking:


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