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Old 11-06-2005, 05:00 PM   #1
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Making Shortcuts on Desktop


I just installed a .tar program on my Suse 10 system. How do you make shortcuts (like Windows) accessable on the Desktop for it?? The only way I can run it now is to type it in a Command Line. Thanks.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 05:32 PM   #2
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Well, you need to unpack the .tar file (which is an archive file) before you can actually run it. The best way to do that would be to open a terminal and type "tar xvf thefilename.tar". This will unpack the archive, and then you will have a new directory with the executable in it.

Depending on what desktop environment you are using (likely either GNOME or KDE), you can set up a desktop shortcut to this executable. It would be best to search Google for something like "GNOME desktop shortcut" or "KDE desktop shortcut" to find the recommended way of doing that.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 06:06 PM   #3
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Thanks. I unpacked it and it runs fine. I am using KDE. Just trying to see how to set up a shortcut on my desktop for it. Can anyone provide any guidance for KDE/Suse 10?

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Old 11-07-2005, 12:21 AM   #4
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You're kidding, right? I just told you to use Google, and I even gave you some suggestions about what to search for. I searched for "kde desktop shortcut", and the first result was http://www.tuxist.org/articles/get_k...s_in_line.html , which seems to have the information you're looking for.

The forums are a great place to get help, but you have to put in some effort here, too, and part of that effort involves you performing your own Google searches.
 
Old 11-07-2005, 05:36 AM   #5
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Here's the way I make shortcuts on desktops:

1) right click on the desktop, select CREATE NEW, then FILE, and LINK TO APPLICATION.

Then fill in the dialog boxes, with a name, and the path to the application you want to start. It's dead easy.
 
Old 11-07-2005, 03:22 PM   #6
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Thanks alot. It worked perfect. I'm reading the SUSE Bible and it doesn't cover it very well at all. Your advice was PERFECT!!
 
  


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