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Old 05-20-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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Question LXDE wont let me add any shortcuts or files to the desktop

LXDE wont let me add any shortcuts or files to the desktop, is there any way to fix that?
Old 05-20-2010, 08:11 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by craigevil View Post

Use pcmanfm and open two windows, one with the /usr/share/applications the second with ~/Desktop, then drag and drop the icon.
Works fine here but I am on sid.

Take a look at my desktop.

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Old 05-20-2010, 08:31 PM   #3
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for some reason it says "~/Desktop" doesnt exist, do i need to create it or something?
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When you open pcmanfm on the left side mine shows craig, Desktop and my drives. Click on Desktop open a second window in /usr/share/applications drag and drop whatever app you need. Or just right lick Create new txt file. Then open the app in /usr/share/applications with leafpad copy the info to the new txt file you created on your Desktop.

it will look something like this:

Firefox.desktop the name of the file
info in the file:
[Desktop Entry]
Exec=/home/craig/Download/firefox/firefox %u

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