Originally posted by applelinuxman
how did you change icons.
Understand I am very new to Linux and I have only booted into it a few times. I tried no to mess around to much or I'll have to have a Linux Gruru friend fix up my f*ck ups. LOL
I am using KDE, so these steps I assume only work for KDE [I really have no clue].
1. Right Mouse Click on your desktop.
2. Select "Create New" [should be the top choice]
3. Then Select "File" [2nd Option of three choices]
4. Then Select "Link to Application" [2nd Option of 4]
Now at this point you should have a new Box, "Properties for Program destop - KDesktop"
It should have three Tabs, General, Permissions, Application
- I believe this would be the "Friendly" name you want to give the Shortcut
- I am thinking do not mess with this tab (I do not ATM since I have no clue about Linux Permissions yet)
Description and Comment - Can be what ever ?? [I think]
Command - the path to the Script that you want to run. Either type in the path or use the Browse [I use Browse]
Now assuming I am correct about the above and listed it correctly for you, you should have a new Link on your desktop for the script you want to run with KDE's defualt Icon.
Changing the Icon Steps
1. Right mouse on the new link you just created
2. Chose Properties [Should be bottom choice]
3. Click the Default Icon [Upper Left,]
4. By default it shows you "System Icons" but I selected "Other Icons" [it should look in your script directory that you entered into the command line in the above steps]
5. Select a file that has a xpm, png, svg, svgz.
6. Click okay a bunch of times and you should have a New Application link with the Icon you want it to have on your desktop.
I hope that helps you out and the above steps are correct. I tried to miss anything.[list=1][/list=1]