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Old 12-11-2007, 12:26 AM   #1
cy163
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how create a shortcut on the linux desktop for a executive program


Hello All,

Now, my program can run in command line. I would like to invoke the program by clicking on a icon on the linux desktop just as people would do in Windows.

I wonder how to create an icon on the desktop and associate it with my program.


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Old 12-11-2007, 12:36 AM   #2
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That icon in your desktop that runs programs is called a "launcher". Where launchers are supported, there is a menu item someplace to create one. Usually it goes like this:

rt-click on desktop
select "create launcher" (or create new > launcher)
use the dialog to add the command to run the program, and an icon.
exit

The exact method can depend on the exact desktop environment.
 
Old 12-11-2007, 12:41 AM   #3
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What is an "executive" program? Do you mean an executable program, or are you referring to the permission level?
 
  


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