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Old 01-25-2006, 11:05 AM   #1
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Question Add launchers to desktop in Java Desktop System


I'm trying to add global launchers to the desktop in Java Desktop. I see that I can make my own on my desktop, but where to I put them (and how do I configure them if different) so that they are on everyone's (about 70 machines and 3000 users) desktop?

Oh yeah, this is on Solaris 10.

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Old 01-26-2006, 05:55 PM   #2
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From what I gather, JDS is basically polished-up gnome. So try to look in the GNOMe project docs ...
 
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On most linux systems you can create a *.desktop file in /usr/share/applications. You need to find the corresponding directory for Solaris and do the same. The problem is that older versions of GNOME did not have a menu editor so entires had to be created manually. Newer version (2.10 upwards) have a some sort of menu editor, but its not yet fully functional. You can also use the alacarte menu editor, but I have heard it only works on GNOME 2.10 upwards and JDS is based on GNOME 2.6.
 
Old 01-27-2006, 12:41 AM   #4
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On most linux systems you can create a *.desktop file in /usr/share/applications. You need to find the corresponding directory for Solaris and do the same.
While the Linux naming standard often clashes with the Solaris one, it doesn't in that case, so the corresponding directory under Solaris is still /usr/share/applications.
 
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While the Linux naming standard often clashes with the Solaris one, it doesn't in that case, so the corresponding directory under Solaris is still /usr/share/applications.
Ahh, thanks for the tip. I am learning a quite a lot about Solaris from you.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 11:22 AM   #6
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We already have launchers in that directory for the "Launch" menu. Short of copying the .desktop files into everyone's home directory (and changing our useradd script), is there a place I can put the .desktop files (or a setting to add to the files) to put them right on the desktop along with Documents, This Computer, Network Places, etc. (think Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop on a Windows XP machine)?
 
Old 01-31-2006, 05:15 PM   #7
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I haven't had any problem putting them on the desktop... I can't figure out how to get them in the menu!
 
  


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