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Old 12-26-2004, 05:53 PM   #1
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Creating KDE desktop shortcuts

I was wondering how to create KDE desktop shortcuts? From what I understand at the very least you need the name of the exe for your icon. How do you find out the relating exe name?
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Well, if you are refering to programs with a .exe extension you won't find many of those in linux distros, unless you're using Wine of course.
I personally find the command "slocate" handy for finding paths to files related to an application. You could try the "which" command aswell. A recent tip I read here on the forum for finding out which programs are installed is to press [TAB] three times (while focus is on a shell) to list them all. Hope that helps.
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the other way, if you wish to make a shortcut for an item which is already on your 'k' menu, is to simply click and drag the name of the application on to the desktop. a little context menu will pop up - choose 'link here' and voila, it'll appear on your desktop! similar functionality also exists in gnome...
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and most of the programs are in /usr/bin
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but what if a program doesn't show up on the k menu...?
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