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Old 01-13-2006, 04:12 PM   #1
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Making a link to run an app

Im new in linux and know the basics, So if this is a silly question sorry.

so far I have installed RealPlayer 10, and it runs if I find the folder in was installed in (/opt/realplayer)

How can I make a link in my menu bar, or on my desktop to open this app?

Thanks for the help.
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This varies by distro---In Red Hat, You right click in a panel, and click on "add to panel"
I'm sure there is something similar in Mandriva--should be in the manual somewhere
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right click the desktop and create link to application. What Desktop are you using to add a menu item. I think kde has a menu editor thing in there somewhere. Or can't you just right click the menu and add new item?
Old 01-14-2006, 12:52 AM   #4
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I was able to make an icon on the pane, but is there a way to edit the main menu and display test?


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