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Old 07-01-2004, 03:06 AM   #1
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How to create a desktop shortcut ?

Hi !

I use RH 9 .

I need to create a luncher and a shortcut on desktop gnome.

how Ido that ?

Old 07-01-2004, 03:27 AM   #2
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On Gnome 2.6 you right click on the desktop and choose Create Launcher. There may be something similar in your version of gnome.

You can create a symbolic link using the command line:
ln -s /path/to/file/ /where/you/want/the/link/

For example, a link to the file "Snowy_Wallpaper.png" placed on my Desktop would look like this:
ln -s /home/pibby/wallpaper/Snowy_Wallpaper.png /home/pibby/Desktop


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