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Old 07-21-2003, 09:29 PM   #1
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Any way to shortcut AIM?

I was wondering if there was any way to put a shortcut of Netscape's AIM on the Desktop without launching Netscape.
Old 07-21-2003, 09:38 PM   #2
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find the executable (usually where netscape was installed) copy it and put it on the desktop and give it the icon of your choice.
Old 07-21-2003, 09:52 PM   #3
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Yes, there is a way to do it. I remember doing it when I needed to transfer a bunch of files and netscapes AIM did it the best. I believe the executable for the netscape AIM was in the netscape directory. So go into that and find the AIM executable and then just create a shortcut (right click on desktop and select "Link to Application" if you are using KDE.) on your desktop and have it execute that in a shell (on the execute tab). Sorry this couldn't be more descriptive but I made my shortcut almost six months ago and I no longer have netscape installed.

Old 07-22-2003, 06:12 AM   #4
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Can you give me the file name to launch AIM? I can't seem to find it.
I have installed netscape in /usr/local/Netscape but there dosen't seem to be any AIM files except the config files.

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anyone have the file name? please help.


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