Mod_Rewrite, htaccess, opencart

hi--
Im playing with shopping carts like opencart

They have links to home which look ugly, how can i use mod rewrite to change this

and the menu login same problem it's ending with:
 ismystore.com/index.php?route=account/login
ismystore.com/index.php?route=Product/Specials
ismystore.com/index.php?route=Cart/Account
ismystore.com/index.php?route=Cart/Checkout



i want all menu will be like this :
ismystore.com/login
ismystore.com/Specials
ismystore.com/Account
ismystore.com/Cart
ismystore.com/Checkout

Ive stubled onto a forum which asks the same question here: http://forum.abantecart.com/index.php?topic=1117.0

The answer is 'Just change your Htaccess

Here is the relevant code:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)\?*$ index.php?_route_=$1 [L,QSA]

                                  

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being that I am not an expert in this field, i'd like an expert to help me with this. thank you


PS:

Before posting, this is not custom code, source code can be found at opencart.com
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Mark BullockQA EngineerCommented:
This worked on http://htaccess.madewithlove.be/
RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^route=(.*)/(.*)
RewriteRule ^index\.php? /%2? [R]

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Ess KayEntrapenuerAuthor Commented:
thanks,  will try.  

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