7.2 No longer supports desktop shortcuts to Docker / Container apps

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7.2 No longer supports desktop shortcuts to Docker / Container apps

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I'm still struggling to learn how to deploy Docker / Container Manager (CM) apps. I did manage to get two containers up and running under DSM 7.1 .

After I upgraded to DSM 7.2 I noticed that my desktop shortcuts to those CM apps disappeared. My understanding is that DSM 7.2 no longer supports those desktop shortcuts. Instead, we have to call those apps from our web browser. Is there any way to run those apps from a shortcut in DSM or is there another app that can be installed in DSM to create all of those CM shortcuts so they can be run from one place ( sorry if this sounds a bit confusing.)
 
I'm still struggling to learn how to deploy Docker / Container Manager (CM) apps. I did manage to get two containers up and running under DSM 7.1 .

After I upgraded to DSM 7.2 I noticed that my desktop shortcuts to those CM apps disappeared. My understanding is that DSM 7.2 no longer supports those desktop shortcuts. Instead, we have to call those apps from our web browser. Is there any way to run those apps from a shortcut in DSM or is there another app that can be installed in DSM to create all of those CM shortcuts so they can be run from one place ( sorry if this sounds a bit confusing.)
Maybe run a Flame-like solution (via Docker), and then make that landing page full of links to your app?

 
But isn't that a bit of a Catch 22 ? I can install Flame via Docker but then I'd have to run Flame from my browser and not DSM so I'm stuck in almost the same situation. The one benefit being that all of the Docker apps are in one place; just in the wrong place overall.
 
But isn't that a bit of a Catch 22 ? I can install Flame via Docker but then I'd have to run Flame from my browser and not DSM so I'm stuck in almost the same situation. The one benefit being that all of the Docker apps are in one place; just in the wrong place overall.
Why is running them from DSM mandatory? Using DSM UI is not something that users should need to use on a daily basis unless we are talking about NAS management. I might be missing something here, but not sure why DSM "desktop" is your landing page.
 
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I bookmark my docker containers. Simple, and functional.

Just set up a "Docker Apps" bookmark folder and store them there.
 
Rusty, you make a very good point. I guess part of my learning / use curve took me to think that DSM was the best place to launch the Docker apps from. I'm going to do do what you suggest and launch them from my browser. I did get Flame installed so that will be my next step. Sometimes we need someone to give our heads a good shake to see things a bit differently and you did that for me here. Thanks.
 
Rusty, you make a very good point. I guess part of my learning / use curve took me to think that DSM was the best place to launch the Docker apps from. I'm going to do do what you suggest and launch them from my browser. I did get Flame installed so that will be my next step. Sometimes we need someone to give our heads a good shake to see things a bit differently and you did that for me here. Thanks.
+1 to Rusty's recommendation avoiding using DSM except for NAS administration. I use Dashy for my docker home page.

 
Why is running them from DSM mandatory? Using DSM UI is not something that users should need to use on a daily basis unless we are talking about NAS management. I might be missing something here, but not sure why DSM "desktop" is your landing page.
What kind of a response is that from support? Does it matter why he wants to do it? Where do you get off telling us what we need and don't need? DSM has had so much time and polish put into it for it to not be able to do something that's really simple that any OS other can do. It's like the first iPhone not being able to copy and paste. I finally upgraded to DSM 7, and everything has gone to hell. I loved DSM 6 but now most of the packages won't even install, we're forced to install what we need through Docker, my Plex installation is trashed, and this is the attitude I see when landing on a related topic from Google. I think this is a perfect time to just dump Synology. What a disgrace.
 
What kind of a response is that from support?
First off, welcome to the forum.

If I may, I'm sorry you are having so many issues with your latest migration to DSM 7. While this is a separate topic that requires a separate thread, I could personally say that maybe release notes were not read correctly and that led to some of the issues you are having.

Back to your comment, my response was not intended to tick anyone off, it was a legitimate question, as I strongly believe that other than configuration and settings the DSM "desktop" should not be used. Ofc this is a personal preference, and looks like in your case this is not the same.

Once again we invite you to open topic(s) on specific issues you are having, and we are sure that our helpful and knowledgeable members will be able to help you resolve them.

Saying this, I also ask that you maintain a respectful tone on the forum, as we have a zero-tolerance policy. On that note, this is your first and final warning. If you continue with this tone towards any member of the forum on any subject you will be removed from the forum without any additional warning or chance to reclaim your account.

Again, welcome, and we do hope your stay will be more pleasant than the issues you currently have.
 
What kind of a response is that from support? Does it matter why he wants to do it? Where do you get off telling us what we need and don't need? DSM has had so much time and polish put into it for it to not be able to do something that's really simple that any OS other can do. It's like the first iPhone not being able to copy and paste. I finally upgraded to DSM 7, and everything has gone to hell. I loved DSM 6 but now most of the packages won't even install, we're forced to install what we need through Docker, my Plex installation is trashed, and this is the attitude I see when landing on a related topic from Google. I think this is a perfect time to just dump Synology. What a disgrace.
Who's this 'support' you're talking about? Did you miss the 'unoffical' bit in this? Or the 'NAS owners' bit?
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If you want official Synology support then you can go to their website. Here it is people that buy and run Synology kit and you'll get advice and feedback based on personal experience. You're welcome to stick around if you want impartial advice.
 

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