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Old 12-31-2003, 09:21 AM   #1
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icon designation

Hi, just wondering how to make the link for mozilla firebird on my desktop look like it's supposed to (the icon image that came with firebird) instead of the icon for a shell command. As the readme for MFB said that I can run it from anywhere in the tree, I'm running it from home, as I havn't a clue about the rest of the directories.

Using KDE.

Also, why does the KDE sign out menu that lets you choose turn off or re-start only come up every other time?

Thank you!
Old 12-31-2003, 01:21 PM   #2
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I, too, had this problem and couldn't figure it out for the longest time. To display an icon and icon text for an application, you need to create a .desktop file for Firebird. If you search your harddrive for '*.desktop', you should come up with some examples of other .desktop files. Model the one for Firebird after these. Once you've created this file, copy it to your desktop. The icon and the icon text should appear correctly and when you click it, Firebird should launch.

I've been told you can also right click on the actual desktop and say, "Create link/Create App", but I personally prefer to modify the .desktop files by hand.
Old 12-31-2003, 01:48 PM   #3
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Try right clicking on it, selecting properties, and then clicking on the icon in the properties dialogue to change it.
Old 12-31-2003, 02:23 PM   #4
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That's what I tried when I first started playing around with KDE. The result that I got by doing that is that ALL of the files of that type had the new icon. When I did as you suggested and tried this for Firebird, all of my shell scripts were represented by the Firebird icon instead of just that one script.


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