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Old 01-27-2006, 07:04 PM   #1
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Creating shortcut of Icons


guys im new to mandriva 2006 i wanted to know how to created the icons of something i installed
like i installed gaim or aim and wanted to create icons on desktop how do i do that and also i make program run in background when i close like default programs run in background in mandriva 20065
 
Old 01-27-2006, 08:15 PM   #2
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A program like Gaim or Kopete has an option to put an icon in the system tray. Also, in the configuration look for an option to connect when you start, as well as to start minimized.

For other programs, if they are on the KMenu, you can simply click and drag the icon from the Kmenu and drop it on either the panel or the desktop.

After dropping an Icon on the Desktop or Panel, right click on the icon. Click on Properties, and then the Application tab. Under Advanced options, you can select some features such as to place an icon in the system tray. This allows you to pop it up instantly by clicking on the icon in the system tray. I have a konsole icon on the right hand side of the panel as well as the left. The left on is set up to run as root, so I can click it, enter the root password, and then make the configuration changes I want to.
 
Old 01-27-2006, 09:19 PM   #3
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i mean like i have aim but i could not find that in kmenu
 
Old 01-28-2006, 08:14 AM   #4
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Use the locate or which command to find where it is and add it to the menu. It is probably under the Internet -> chat section in the KMenu. You can also right click on the desktop and select "create link to application". How did you install it? Look in the MCC to see if it is installed.
 
Old 01-28-2006, 09:03 AM   #5
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To add to kmenu you right click on the kmenu icon. Select Menu Editor. Move up to where you want to put it and hit the FIle tab and select New Item. First line is what you want to call it. Then the forth line is the location of the executable. Look at the existing ones to understand how to format it.

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