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Old 09-17-2003, 06:53 PM   #1
ergo_sum
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issues w/ browswers


Hello All:

I've downloaded both Mozilla and Netscape 7.1 (I'm using RH, distro 7.3). I'd like to know how to get rid of the default browser (4.7), and how to set up shortcuts on the desktop so I don't have to goto console and write:

cd /home/username/mozilla/mozilla-installer/mozilla
and then ./mozilla

This also applies for Netscape 7.1--although the path isn't as long.

What I'd like to do is create a shortcut on the desktop. How do I do this?

Thanks,

ergo_sum
 
Old 09-17-2003, 09:08 PM   #2
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hi

first. mozilla and netscape is slow if you just need a browser. use mozilla firebird instead.

if you are using redhat i presume you must been using gnome

right click on create a new link to whatever executable you want to run or


ln -s executable path /usr/bin/mozilla

and after that

mozilla &

will launch it

regards
rahul sundaram
 
Old 09-18-2003, 03:25 AM   #3
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To create a logical or symbolic link, don't you have to link it "to" something?

What I'd like to do is to link the two executables to my desktop. Where can I find the icons for these two browswers (and Firebird as well) and copy them to my desktop? And how would I link the executable to them?
 
Old 09-18-2003, 02:50 PM   #4
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hi

ln -s executable path /usr/bin/mozilla where

executable path is the path to the binary you want to link to.

hope thats clear.

icon?

you can find it /usr/share/icons or something. locate .desktop files relavant to the applications. icons are usually svg files

locate kwrite.desktop for example
 
  


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