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mark_alfred 12-20-2009 11:21 PM

lxde desktop program links
 
Hello, what is the way to make program links on the desktop for lxde? I tried right-clicking, drag and dropping from pcman-fm, but this did not provide me with an option (or, at least, one that I noticed.) I did manage to create links (aka shortcuts) to programs by copying desktop files from /usr/share/applications to the desktop of lxde (/home/mark/Desktop); so, it can be done. I'm just wondering if there is a more simple and intuitive way that has been designed for lxde that I'm unaware of.

craigevil 12-21-2009 12:23 AM

Thats pretty much it other than adding apps to the Application Launch bar.

There is an app called lxshortcut.
Description: easy way to edit application shortcuts
lxshortcut is a simple GUI to customize .desktop format menu entry and make
application shortcuts on desktop.
Homepage: http://lxde.org

mark_alfred 12-22-2009 12:10 PM

I tried lxshortcut, and if there was a gui associated with it, I couldn't find it. Anyway, I have found a lot of useful information at the lxde site, so thanks for that, and creating desktop icons is relatively easy via copying the files from /usr/share/applications.

craigevil 12-22-2009 12:49 PM

lxshortcut package provides a way of customize menu entry and easy to
make shortcut to launcher application on desktop.

Customize menu entry
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It will be launched when you right click on lxpanel menu entry and
lxlauncher menu icon.

Make shortcut on desktop
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You need to have a desktop managed by pcmanfm.
You can enable it manually by:
Edit => Preferences => Desktop => check "Manage the desktop and show file
icons".

Its not a separate GUI like kmenu is/was in kde.

Personally I can't stand desktop icons, I just put the apps I use the most in the Application launch bar.

mark_alfred 12-22-2009 12:58 PM

I did read the /usr/share/doc on it, and did subsequently try right clicking on everything I thought might be an "lxpanel menu entry", but to no avail. It's not terribly important, since I can create desktop icon via the procedure I previously described. I too dislike desktop icons, but I do plan to set up an older computer for my nephew, and desktop icons are a useful way of visually showing some users what options they have.


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