A script hadn’t occurred to me. Huh, an interesting idea, but I don’t have any issue with logging into It’s FOSS after a reboot, even a day or so after my last session, so I don’t have any need for a script just now. I use Firefox here (currently version 118.0.2, but I’ll update after this post because I know version 119 has been released recently), if that makes any difference, I’ll edit this with an update.
FYI, I use the KDE Plasma desktop environment in Solus Linux here. If you use a different DE, how you create a desktop Launcher (AKA: desktop icon) may differ.
I created the launcher by ALT+Clicking an empty space on my desktop and choosing “Create New . . . → Link to Location (URL) . . .”, which opens this dialog:
I simply give the link a name, and enter the destination’s URL (For it’s FOSS, I named the link “It’s FOSS”, and entered the URL “https://itsfoss.com”, then I clicked the “OK” button to save the launcher/desktop icon to my desktop.
I do have to click to switch to the community page, but after trying a few options, I decided linking to the base page works best for me. How you use this information (if at all) is up to you,
Solus does not yet have the current version of Firefox, so I installed it from flathub and removed the Solus version. After doing all this, I did have to log in again by getting the email link, but that only happens every few days or so.
I agree, it would be nice if members could use a pass key or something similar to avoid the need for the email link, but I guess it works well enough, at least for me. I have a passkey for my Google account on Windows, and I will set one up for my Solus environment when I’ve finished this update.