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Old 02-15-2006, 05:26 PM   #1
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Smile Changing an Icon which is a link. Suse 9.2


I loaded down Firefox 1.0.7 and installed it. It was loaded down as a tar.gz file.

I unziped it and untared it (hope is language is correct).

It got installed in a directory called 'firefox-installer' and when I tried to open the browser from the desktop I couldn't. So I created a link to the start script on the desktop and that works.

I don't know if this is the correct way to do things or not. I would like to know a few things if you would be kind enough to help me out.

1. How can I change the Icon..I looked but couldn't find a way to do it.
2. Is there a better way to install it and get an icon pointing to it at the same time.
3. How can I arrange it so when other users log in they will also see the icon for firefox either on their desktop or say in the tool bar at the bottom...etc.
4. When I'm in the man pages is there a quick way to get out without having to go all the way to the end of that subjects pages.


Last edited by swamprat; 02-15-2006 at 05:31 PM.
Old 02-15-2006, 05:44 PM   #2
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Download Suses official RPM package and install with yast or rpm.
Can be downloaded from here:

Now after reading a bit carefully, I noticed you are looking for somethin completey diffrent...
But if you install the rpm. Firefox should be places in programs menu, and after that you can just drag and drop for shortcut.

I have been searching the same place for those icons and stuff, but haven't found it yet.
In windows we would have a place for all that crap in docum&settings/all users/Desktop.
Kde on the other hand offers for a newbie too many choices and I have no clue what look for.. Textfile, hidden directory, jpgs...

It might be somewhre in /etc/opt/kde3/share/ or maybe in /opt/kde3/share/apps/...

Last edited by onjoo; 02-15-2006 at 06:19 PM.
Old 02-15-2006, 06:26 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by swamprat
When I'm in the man pages is there a quick way to get out without having to go all the way to the end of that subjects pages.
Just press 'q'.


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