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Old 11-15-2004, 04:51 PM   #1
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Firefox/Thunderbird install and KDE how-to?


I installed firefox, and thunderbird from my root account to /usr/local. My question is how the heck do I add it to my KDE menu in both my root and user accounts?
Right now the only way I know to launch it is for example...
/usr/local/firefox/firefox
then it launches.
I tried munu updating tool, and menu editor from root and user, and I get errors saying it can't write to root or something like that.
Any ideas?
 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:01 PM   #2
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well if the whatever the hell your talking about is giving you errors, then this should be pretty uhh... proof.

right click on your kde desktop -> Create New.. -> File -> Link To Application

fill in the fields. Choose the icon from the firefox install directory, its in their somewhere. Hit ok etc.

This will create a shortcut with a .desktop extension on your desktop. If you called the shortcut firefox then do a

cp ~/Desktop/firefox.desktop /opt/kde/share/applnk/Internet/

shutdown kde and restart it. Now navigate your "K" menu under Internet. I think you can play with it from there in the future.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:08 PM   #3
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Originally posted by sio
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This will create a shortcut with a .desktop extension on your desktop. If you called the shortcut firefox then do a

cp ~/Desktop/firefox.desktop /opt/kde/share/applnk/Internet/

Didn't work

john@slovak:~$ cp ~/Desktop/firefox.desktop /opt/kde/share/applnk/Internet/
cp: cannot stat `/home/john/Desktop/firefox.desktop': No such file or directory
 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:25 PM   #4
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Did it not create the icon on the desktop?

If it did then does it work? If not then it is not pointing to the firefox app.

If it is there and works then drag it to that folder above.

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Old 11-15-2004, 05:31 PM   #5
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This is the error I get with KDE menu editor, as root too...

Menu changes could not be saved because of the following problem:

Could not write to /root/.config/menus/applications-kmenuedit.menu

Last edited by Slovak; 11-15-2004 at 05:34 PM.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:33 PM   #6
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Did it not create the icon on the desktop?

If it did then does it work? If not then it is not pointing to the firefox app.

If it is there and works then drag it to that folder above.

Brian1
Yes it created the icon on the desktop, and it works, but I want it placed in my KDE menu under Internet with the default install of Slack 10 browsers.
Drag it to what folder?
 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:48 PM   #7
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Sorry copy to root goes here. /root/.kde/share/applnk/Internet/firefox.desktop
If Internet directory is not there create it.
Make sure you capitalise the ' I ' in Internet otherwise it will create a new folder in menus.

Same for each user /home/"username here minus this and quotes"/.kde/share/applnk/Internet/firefox.desktop

ps:
Once done you can change the icon of the link under ~/.kde/share/applnk/Internet/firefox.desktop by left clicking the properties of the .desktop file and change the icon by click on the icon in the properties on the General tab and changing it to the one under file:/usr/lib/firefox-1.0/icons/mozicon16.xpm. Or where ever you created your firefox directory. The other one there might work better.

Brian1

Last edited by Brian1; 11-15-2004 at 05:57 PM.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 07:32 PM   #8
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Sorry copy to root goes here. /root/.kde/share/applnk/Internet/firefox.desktop


Brian1
So drag and drop, or cut and paste the desktop icon that works into /root/.kde/share/applnk/Internet ?
Do I just do that logged in as root and it will work for root and users?
 
Old 11-15-2004, 07:46 PM   #9
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You can login as a user to do that user. You will need to be root or sudo in to do root for root.
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:50 PM   #10
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and I suppose you open up stange files you get off the net as root lol.
 
  


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