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Old 04-17-2003, 01:28 PM   #1
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Hellos All,

I'm new to Linux and trying to learn how do do things I'd do in XP now so I can use RH8 more ( would like to switch but not quite comfortable enough yet ) than XP.

When you install a program in xp it's easy to create a shortcut to the program and place it in the start menu or the quick launch. My question is how can I do that in RH8? I've just installed Netscape 7.02 on a fresh RH8 install. but it doesn't seem to create the icons in the menus or the gnome panel for you. Also everytime I browse to /usr/local/netscape/netscape to launch, it never remembers the login name or password. Is there a way to fix that?
Old 04-17-2003, 02:58 PM   #2
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I'm not sure how to do it with Gnome, I use KDE myself, but the process might be similar:

- Right Click in your desktop, then choose "create new" >> "link to program"

There you are able to create a name to your shortcurt as well change the icon. In the tab where it reads: "Run", you can specify where the program that you desires to run, to run .
Remember, you can as well type only the bash syntaxes there instead of navigate all throug your folders. EG:

if in the console you can type "licq" or "xine" to run those applications, the same can be used in the tab "run" of your application. One last tip, some programs needs to run as a root. If you want, you can set your new shortcut to do so. EG:

right click >> create >> link till program. In the "Run" tab, type licq and down this same run tab, note "Run program as another user", there, you can type root.

Hope you could understand my english sallad
Good luck


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