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Old 11-09-2003, 06:42 PM   #1
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Adding an Icon in the KDE menu in Amusement

I just downloaded and installed foobillard and I can run it from a terminal. How do I add it to my Amusement area in the kde desktop? I know where all the icons are but I can't seem to get it to create a shortcut in where I thought it would be under...


Everytime I make an link to the application it doesn't save right...I'm doing it as root too.

Any help would be appreciated...thanks
Old 11-09-2003, 07:27 PM   #2
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As root, make sure that your application runs correctly and that all of its pieces are where they are supposed to be. Then, set the permissions on the application to be read-write-execute by root and read-execute by all other users.

If you are running Mandrake 9.0, as a regular user with KDE up and running:

(1) right click on the task bar start button (the "K" symbol in the bottom left corner of the screen).

(2) A pop-up menu will appear. Select menu-editor from that menu. The menu-editor will take a little time to set itself up.

(3) Once the menu-editor is up and running, use the tree display in the menu-editor's left window pane to select where you want to put your icon in the Amusement section.

(4) Create a new entry and fill in the fields, which are: (1) short name: your choice; (2) command: the full path and filename of the program you want to run. Left click the icon button to change the icon to the one you want.

(5) Save your results.

I don't know specifically about the Linux distributions other than Mandrake 9.0 but suspect that the mainstream ones (e.g. Red Hat) are similar.
Old 11-09-2003, 10:47 PM   #3
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Mandrake 9.1

Many thanks...I'll give a shot.
Old 11-09-2003, 11:03 PM   #4
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kde menu

Oh my god...I got it. I was right clicking on the kde icon but not the one off of my kde panel...I was clicking on kde icon on my kroller. sheesh....Plain as the nose on my face now. thanks


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