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Old 07-29-2003, 06:03 AM   #1
eyes_linux
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make shortcut in desktop in red hat 9


I am running red hat 9, but i am thingking to make linux easy to use, by making shortcut icon in desktop. coul you tell me how ?
for example shortcut icon for oppenoffice write

thank you very much indeed.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 06:17 AM   #2
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ok.. here goes. u want to create a shortcut for any applicationon desktop lets take ur example.. OPEN OFFICE ok

right klik on the desktop
go to Create new
see a pop up??
go to "link to a application"

now u shud seea properties kind off window
go to Execute Tab
Browse
go to /etc/openoffice/

select "swriter"
and press ok.
if u want u can change teh name of teh Shortcut and the icon by choosing options from general!

press OK
Walla!!! here u hava link onur desktop
klik on it. and. use open office writer

hope this thing helped u

Anurag
 
Old 07-29-2003, 07:36 AM   #3
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walla!!! i have a link in desktop

thank you for a quick response!!
and what about the other application cause i don't know the location of those file?

thank you verrymuch indeed again.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 02:53 PM   #4
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u hav to search the other file names i think at least dats wat i do.. but i usually end up taking the looonger way out...

wat other applications do u want. u can find almost anything there use the grep and ls properly and u will get it!!

KEEP SMILING
 
Old 08-01-2003, 11:55 PM   #5
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hey!! here is teh easy way out.. if u dont know thw name of the program i mean..its location and all
wat u can do is drag the program icon to the..desktop and there it will ask u .. whether u want to link it..
so .. u say link it

and yes!! its done.. u get a link.. on ur desktop.
so enjoy
and KEEP SMILING
 
Old 08-03-2003, 05:07 AM   #6
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yups....thank's guys
 
Old 08-03-2003, 06:03 AM   #7
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you can also try this in the console :

which (name of the app)

or whereis (name of the app)

it will show you where the application is located


Look at your /usr/bin directory too, most of the applications you installed are located there.
 
  


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