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Old 05-16-2003, 03:56 PM   #1
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netscape 7.02


WOW first thing I really installed that went well...

hmmm ok well here goes I got it installed and I can run it if I go into the directory where I put it but as soon as I move the netscape executable onto my desktop it wont run it

I even tried copying it and putting it on the desktop

so then how do I put a shortcut of sorts up so that every time I want to run netscape I dont have to go

home/mike/netscape7.02/netscape and then when I click netscape it says that its an executable and I choose to run it or view its contents

so then how do I put up a shortcut to start my new version of netscape and not get thats crappy prompt?

I am using redhat linux 7.3 under the Gnome desktop interface
 
Old 05-16-2003, 06:15 PM   #2
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I also use RedHat 7.3 and Gnome. Do like this to create a shortcut:

1 - Log in as Root

2 - Into Gnome menu, go to programs >> settings >> menu editor

3- There you might be able to see your programs and it's trees. Click "Add New Item" whereever you want

4 - You will be prompt to fill in some things. I did like this:

Name: Mozilla 1.4
Comment: Mozilla Web Browser
Command: /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla
Type: Application

That's how I did and you can do as you wish. Just make sure that the "command" is the right location of your Netscape bin file.

5 - If you now go again into Gnome menu, you will find the entry you've just created for Netscape. You can test to see if it works.

6 - Log out and log in as user. Now to create a shortcut into the taskbar:

click anywhere in the taskbar and choose >> panel >> add to panel >> launcher from the menu >>
Simply choose the entry you've created before...

Even if I've used Mozilla, instead of Netscape, this should work fine for you. Just make sure you typed the right address into the command when you've created the shortcut. (see step 4)

NOTE:

You've typed like this:

home/mike/netscape7.02/netscape

If you do like this in the command (see step 4) It will not work. The right localtion starts with "/"

eg:

/home/mike/netscape7.02/netscape

That's the right location. If you are not sure where you've installed your netscape, run this command into the konsole:

whereis netscape

That's it.

Last edited by Mega Man X; 05-17-2003 at 09:14 PM.
 
Old 05-17-2003, 02:32 PM   #3
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omfg I didnt understand almost anything you put there....
 
Old 05-17-2003, 09:12 PM   #4
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I've edited a little bit...
 
  


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