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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.
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 ...
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.
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