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Old 08-16-2004, 11:34 PM   #1
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Creating a shortcut (Firefox related)


I downloaded Firefox for Linux and I cant seem to create a shortcut to my desktop.

The way I could open the Firefox file, is I have to go into Firefox Installer folder and from there I could open the Firefox Browser itself. But I cant seem to create a shortcut for it on my desktop. Even I did (which I did) it will not open the browser. It could only open it if I put it back into the Firefox Installer folder.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 01:47 AM   #2
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Hi,

I am using KDE and this is the way I did it:
i) Right click with mouse on desktop
ii) Select create new (the first option) (Note I am using localized version of KDE, apologizes if commands are not exactly right)
iii) Select File
iv) Select link to application
v) Now name the link
vi) click application tab
vii) fill up two first fields if you like
viii) Add command to third like (use browse button if you need)
Mine firefox is in /usr/local/firefox-0.9/firefox
ix) hit OK
And there it is ...

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Old 08-17-2004, 04:07 AM   #3
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i dont know about other people, but after isntalling firefox with the installer, all you do is drag and drop the firefox file from the ff folder onto the kicker and copy it there. it works. however, now that i used apt to install firefox, just making an icon that points to "firefox" works.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 04:20 AM   #4
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In GNOME, you can drag the shortcut from your panel, or from the Main Menu, to the desktop, and it will be copied there.
 
Old 12-17-2012, 06:35 AM   #5
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firefox shortcut on linux mint

To create a shortcut of firefox on Linux Mint:
-right click on the firefox application file select copy
-then right click on desktop select create launcher
-supply the name: Firefox, on command box browse the application file firefox and click OK
 
Old 12-17-2012, 08:10 AM   #6
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You can create a link for the firefox on your desktop, as:
Code:
ln -s /path/to/firefox <link_name>

For example:
ln -s /usr/bin/firefox /home/username/Desktop/Firefox
You can then use the link i.e. desktop shortcut by just a double click on it.

Last edited by shivaa; 12-17-2012 at 08:13 AM.
 
Old 12-17-2012, 08:53 PM   #7
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What desktop environment are you using?
 
Old 12-17-2012, 09:00 PM   #8
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This thread is from 2004. I don't think that this is relevant anymore.
 
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:46 PM   #9
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This thread is from 2004. I don't think that this is relevant anymore.
Oooopss... and we're replying to an almost 8 yrs old thread!
 
Old 12-18-2012, 08:13 PM   #10
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Thank you, TobiSGD. I just looked at the time stamp on the messages right before mine.

Thank you.

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