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Old 01-02-2005, 04:17 AM   #1
paul1892
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Cool Links? how to run them?


A VERY newbie question!

I have downloaded Firefox and unzipped the archive, finally figured out how to run it as there was no RPM included...BUT when I run the executable file or use the link I have made I am prompted with a box to Run or Display prompt?

Is there anyway to set a default for this link? also as a complete newbie what is a good source of info to help me on this journey?

TIA - Paul.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 05:10 AM   #2
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I assume you downloaded firefox, ran the installer, and now you are trying to make a link you can click on to start it?

How did you create the link? What are you doing to activate it? (where/in which program do you click on it) what desktop environment are you running?

Am afraid i need more information to be able to help.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 05:19 AM   #3
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Talking

>>I assume you downloaded firefox, ran the installer, and now you are trying to make a link you can click on to start it?

Yes. I wanted an icon on the desktop so created a duplicate link. When I double click the link it prompt me ""Firefox" is an executable text file. Do you want to run it, or display its contents?" when I choose run it works fine.


>>How did you create the link? What are you doing to activate it? (where/in which program do you click on it) what desktop environment are you running?

Right clicked and picked "make link" and dragged to the desktop. Double clicking the link to run. Enironment - X.

>>Am afraid i need more information to be able to help.

Thanks for the help
 
Old 01-02-2005, 05:31 AM   #4
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I think what happened for you is that it actually created a symbolic filesystem link, and not a shortcut.

What desktop environment do you use? KDE? Gnome?

In kde you would need to right click on the desktop and choose create new -> file -> link to application and then pick the file. (This is from KDE 3.3, i think it was slightly different in earlier versions)

It is something similar in most other environments.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 05:46 AM   #5
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Gnome for sure....I tried NEW launcher and that has worked a treat - thanks!!!! shortcut/launcher ... who would have known ;-D
 
  


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