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Old 02-06-2004, 08:01 AM   #1
Brosky
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How to get newly installed programs in programs list


As a newbie some things are a littlel confusing so bear with me. I just removed Mozilla 1.4 that came with my Mandrake 9.1 distro and succesfully installed Mozilla 1.6. I used the tar and installed from the Mozilla folder just as the instructions said, but the program doesn't appear iin the "Start" menu (for the lack fo a better term). Is the a way to get these in there when you install a downloaded program versus one from the distro cd's?

I was able to right click on the icon that was in the tray and change the path to the new program, so I can get it to work.

Also, is there a way to create shortcuts for these things on the desktop?

Regards,

Paul
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:14 AM   #2
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We can help, if you let us know what desktop you are running... KDE, GNOME, something else?
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:21 AM   #3
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That goes to show you the things that I take for granted coming from Redmond.

I am using KDE.


Thank you,

Paul
 
Old 02-06-2004, 12:47 PM   #4
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Old 02-06-2004, 01:14 PM   #5
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If you right-click the programs list button, you can choose "Menu Editor". In there, you can set-up the menu however you want. You can add "New Item" or "New Submenu".

You can also right-click the desktop and choose "Create New" / "Link to Application", and fill in the info to create new icon-links to any program you want. Click the icon on the first tab, and you can change that to whatever you want.

You don't need to "bump" a thread. It might actually get you less help... Most regulars click the "view new messages" link to see what's been happening since they were last here. If a messages has a handful of replies, then people tend to think others are helping out in that thread.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 03:45 PM   #6
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Still learning. Thank you for the help and forum etiqutte guidance. Other forums use bump to stay on fromt page if no answers after several hours. I guess that this one is monitored more frequently, which is great to know.

Thanks again,

Paul
 
  


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