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Old 01-31-2010, 03:41 PM   #1
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Exclamation i deleted a desktop icon how do i get it back


I Deleted a desktop icon how do i get it back???
 
Old 01-31-2010, 05:04 PM   #2
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For future reference: Remove Desktop Shortcut
 
Old 01-31-2010, 05:48 PM   #3
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ok i did what i should not but the application atty chat is still in the menu and will open from there so can i fix this problem??
 
Old 01-31-2010, 11:33 PM   #4
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thanks i got back a desktop icon just lost the picture
too bad i guess you gotta read the manual before you take it out of the box. LOL
 
Old 02-01-2010, 07:45 AM   #5
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How to: Set Desktop Icon

You could have avoided this problem by visiting Puppy Linux FAQ.

Everyone who either uses or wants to try Puppy Linux needs to visit, especially those who are new to Linux. It is the most complete introduction to Puppy Linux there is, nothing else even comes close.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 11:44 AM   #6
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ok i did what i should not but the application atty chat is still in the menu and will open from there so can i fix this problem??
Go to filesystem>pfind in menu; type chat in pfind. The executable
file will be at /usr/local/bin. Drag icon to desktop.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 07:39 PM   #7
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Restore Desktop Icon (all)
 
Old 02-12-2010, 03:02 AM   #8
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I think there is a much simpler solution for restoring lost desktop.icons:

/usr/share/applications

contains all of them. Just drag any to the desktop. Icon picture can be set by rightclicking on the desktop symbol, line "File..." Set Icon, then choose one out of a number of icon folders in

/usr/share.
 
Old 02-12-2010, 07:47 AM   #9
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I think there is a much simpler solution for restoring lost desktop.icons:
The method you suggest fails in Puppy Linux 4.3.1

There is easy and there is correct as in returning things to the same state as they were originally.

In my prior post I gave the proper method to Restore Desktop Icon but I see that despite my best efforts to create an accurate resource for those who are new to Puppy Linux some people have still not made use of it.

If you doubt the accuracy of my article then right click any desktop icon in any version of Puppy Linux and click “Show Location” then compare that with my article at the Puppy Linux FAQ.
 
Old 02-13-2010, 05:02 AM   #10
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Don't doubt your expertise puppyite,
and yes, "Show Location" leads to your mentioned folder.

Yet, /usr/share/applications works in Puppy 432, which I am writing from right now.

If all Puppy stuff were as consistant as your FAQ pages, wouldn't that be something? As things are, every version is a source of new surprises.
Still Puppy Linux FAQ is a wonderful source of knowledge about Puppy; it beats the diy frickling by far...
 
Old 02-13-2010, 10:05 AM   #11
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Don't doubt your expertise puppyite,
and yes, "Show Location" leads to your mentioned folder.

Yet, /usr/share/applications works in Puppy 432, which I am writing from right now.

If all Puppy stuff were as consistant as your FAQ pages, wouldn't that be something? As things are, every version is a source of new surprises.
Still Puppy Linux FAQ is a wonderful source of knowledge about Puppy; it beats the diy frickling by far...
Barry Kauler’s site (developer of Puppy Linux) say’s 4.3.1 is most recent version.

The Official Puppy Linux Community site says 4.3.1 is most recent version.

Please give download link for 4.3.2 (you used) so I and others may try it.

Question: How likely is it that the OP is using 4.3.2?

Last edited by puppyite; 02-13-2010 at 10:06 AM.
 
Old 02-13-2010, 12:10 PM   #12
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Puppy 4.3.2 is an experimental Puppy version written by Barry K.
It Is mentioned in his blog as to what he was trying to do.
The link for download is ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distribu...-experimental1
Have fun!!
 
Old 02-13-2010, 02:55 PM   #13
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Puppy 4.3.2 is an experimental Puppy version written by Barry K.
It Is mentioned in his blog as to what he was trying to do.
The link for download is ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distribu...-experimental1
Have fun!!
Hey, 8-bit,...thanks for that link! I'm on slow dialup,...so downloading is gonna take some time. BTW,..I use Puppy 4.3.0...and the "/usr/share/applications" drag-n-drop seems to work OK. If I need an icon picture,..I have some pics in a file I keep. I just edit the desktop icon,..and "set-icon" with one of my own saved pics.
 
Old 02-14-2010, 04:16 AM   #14
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Dear puppyite,

let's not be so nit pickingly accurate.
You certainly are the most experienced puppyite in this post (at least). Yet Puppy is everything but a 150% accurate system. That's the charm of it, among other features.

So, to set things right. I said: I am writing from 432, not that the OP was writing or should be writing from 432.
Now I am writing from 431, because I wanted to see if your statement was correct. My 431 is a frugal install on a Linux partition with grub.
I can drag any application from /usr/share/applications to the desktop and open it from there! So can magikraven, obviously.
Yours is the correct way, mine is a short and dirty way. So why not, if it works?

As far as 432 goes, I have it from Barry's post and this is the link
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...experimental1/

Or go to his post and look it up under Feb 8th.

432 is an experiment by Barry, and is basicly a woof built version of 431.

Have a fun filled Sunday...
 
Old 02-14-2010, 10:57 AM   #15
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I find nothing charming about inaccuracy. Puppy Linux is the best OS period. If I did not believe this I wouldn’t waste one minute telling people that it is. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t tell someone that Puppy Linux is superior to all other operating systems. Accuracy is an asset. Were I not to strive for accuracy I doubt Puppy Linux FAQ would receive 1000+ hits per day.

I do not have time to read Barry’s blog. It it pointless to confuse people by referencing an experimental version of Puppy Linux either in this forum or on the Puppy Linux FAQ. If and when 4.3.2 becomes the official release, then I will post a download link to it on the Puppy Linux FAQ Download Page.
 
  


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