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Mr_Shameless 05-11-2007 01:14 PM

asking for another way to create application shortcuts on ROX desktop
 
Hi,

Im using IceWM along with ROX to handle my desktop.

I've read ROX's manual for the relevant parts but couldnt find out a better way to do this.

To create a short cut for a program on my desktop, say Firefox, first I created a shortcut by dragging out a folder. Then I edit that shortcut, making it points to /usr/local/bin/firefox. Then I look for a Firefox icon from my icons directories and drag it out to assign it to the shortcut. This is awkward right? Is there any other way to do it?

Thank you very much :)

Okie 05-13-2007 06:23 AM

you could use the items in /usr/share/applications just drag & drop them on to your desktop...

or...

create your own shortcuts and save them in a directory in your home folder...

most all application entrys for both gnome & kde use the same basic type of text files that have simple instructions like this:
Code:

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=firefox
Name=Firefox
Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/firefox.png
Categories=Network

other than those six lines theses files usually have a lot of translation entries for other languages and a few other things, but this example is the basics that make up items that goes in to menus & desktop icons...

Mr_Shameless 05-13-2007 10:36 AM

Wow, thank you ;)

Okie 05-13-2007 02:05 PM

you can change the line for the icon as needed, (make it point to whatever icon you want :)


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