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Old 08-07-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
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Question Creating a shortcut


Hello everyone;

I am new to the Linux world and have installed opensuse 10.2 from an iso image which was downloaded from the Linux site. this system uses an amd xp 2500 processor and has 1.5 gb of ddr2 ram with 512 pipeline cache and a 250 gb hd. I use the Gnome desktop.
This is a two fold problem.First; when I open Firefox it takes approximately 6 to 8 seconds to open the application with the Google home page, when surfing things are fine, pages load slow; but the way they should and everything works.
Second; I have installed lime wire on the system and every time I want to use it I have to open the Gnome terminal and type in the command :~/Desktop/Downloads/limewire> java -jar LimeWire.jar
I have tried to use the create launcher to create a short cut, however the only options in there are for application, application in terminal and file. is there a certain file in the main limewire directory that is used to create a short cut? can somebody please tell me how to do this!

Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-07-2007, 10:13 PM   #2
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Add it to the menu? Right-click on Applications & select Edit Menu. Select any submenu you like and choose New Item. Use Limewire as the title & for the command: java -jar /home/[your username]/Desktop/Downloads/limewire/ LimeWire.jar. If you need an icon for your menu, there may be one in the Limewire folder.

Once you have a menu item, it becomes easy to add a desktop icon.
 
Old 08-08-2007, 09:30 AM   #3
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Thank you I will try that. as I stated I am new to the Linux world, so could you tell me where the application is that I right click on to retrieve the submenu?
 
Old 08-08-2007, 10:15 AM   #4
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It's on the general menu on the top bar. Right-click on "Applications", then select "Edit menu" and that will pop up a dialog box. Select the most relevant submenu in the left-pane ("Internet" looks like the best candidate for this), select "Add Item" from the right-side pane. The rest as outlined before.
 
Old 08-09-2007, 11:06 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info;I have checked all of the menus and tried to right click on anything that says application and I do not get an edit menu.as a point of interest,I get nothing when I right click. I use the Gnome desktop, does that make a difference?
 
Old 08-09-2007, 11:09 AM   #6
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No, because I was already assuming you'd be using Gnome. Are you sure you also clicked on the "Applications" item in the menu bar that is next to the Gnome foot?
 
Old 08-09-2007, 11:33 AM   #7
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Like I said I have clicked on anything that says application and nothing. when I click on the computer Icon/text on the lower left screen, I get a window and there is not a foot in there. the only Gnome foot I have is the one in the system window.and when I right click on that I do not get an edit menu.
My selections in the menu window are as follows:
From left to right on the top row below the search line,I have applications, documents and places.then I have favorite applications which show all the icons.
Then there is recent applications listing, with a clickable button for more applications. In the right column listed there is system and status. when I right click on any of the application buttons...nothing. if I right click on the icons i get start(icon name) remove from favorites,add to startup programs, upgrade and uninstall. the edit menu is just not there?
 
Old 08-09-2007, 11:40 AM   #8
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Oh, now I see. You are using Suse 10.2, I should have seen that. The thing is that Suse 10.2 uses a different menu from most other systems. Just right-click on the bottom panel and select Add to Panel. Choose Menu bar and press OK. This should install the proper menu. If you don't like it on the bottom bar, you can place it on the top bar.
 
Old 08-09-2007, 01:56 PM   #9
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when I right click the add to panel the only thing it will allow me to do is add an existing application or icon. Doing this does not allow me to generate one of my own. Is Lime wire considered an application? because it does not show up anywhere so I can add it.
 
Old 08-09-2007, 02:31 PM   #10
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There aren't any items below add existing application?
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:21 AM   #11
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I really appreciate the time you have taken to describe the steps to add a shortcut, I viewed the link you provided and that is the same panel I have. when I click on any of the icons in that panel all it does is highlight the add button and puts it on the lower bar.When I highlight the application launcher (second selection) then click forward, it displays a list of applications in the window and will not allow me to create a custom launcher.When I search for the program I want to add the search comes up empty.So the steps described above do not allow me to create or add an icon for a program other then what is listed in the "Add to panel" window. the steps that I am looking for allow me to create a shortcut icon for a program that I have installed and do not have a desktop icon. now every time I would like to launch a program that I have installed I have to launch it thru the terminal. I would really prefer to click on an icon and launch it that way. so it would seem that creating an icon for the limewire program is not possible(maybe I am missing something here) and I will have to continue to launch it thru the terminal.Again I am using openSuse 10.2 with the gnome desktop.

Thank you for your time
 
Old 08-10-2007, 10:55 AM   #12
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Well OK, let's try this then:

right-click your wallpaper and select "create launcher":

Type: application
Name: limewire
command: (/path/to/limewire) *
comment: p2p client (this is optional so you can leave it blank if you want)

Icon: check whether there is a limewire icon in the limewire folder (probably .png format); click on the icon and move down to that icon, double-click, finished.

* Path to limewire: this is something you need to figure out for yourself. If you placed limewire in your home directory, it should probably look like: /home/your username/limewire/limewire. You can use the browse button to make things easier; it is vital that the last part of the path is the limewire launcher that is inside the limewire directory (I assume it is called limewire - if you're not sure, open your limewire folder and double-click on the item that you expect to be the launcher - the one that can launch limewire is the one you're after).

Note: editing the menus should be easier if you install alacarte (=a menu editor). Go to System > Yast > software and select the alacarte item, then press on Apply. If it doesn't appear on your menu, run it from the terminal like this:
alacarte
you can then add alacarte itself so that it does feature on the menu the next time you need it.

I hope I'm still making sense. Let me know if is something isn't clear.
 
Old 08-10-2007, 11:43 PM   #13
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Everything is clear to me on how to do it, I have created shortcuts for other programs like open office documents and spread sheets. It appears there is no listing in lime wire that will allow me to make a selection to put it in a path in the create launcher. I have systematically tried every listing in the limewire folder/s and not one of them work. I have right clicked on the limewire folder, and selected open in terminal. I have then copied the path to create launcher and then added the extension from lime wire...it did not work. I have selected the browse option in create launcher and tried every selection in limewire and it did not work, I am really at a loss of what to do next?
 
Old 08-11-2007, 02:27 AM   #14
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The last time I used LimeWire, there was a "runLime.sh" inside the LimeWire folder - check whether it is still there, it's the one you need.

Try this from the terminal: cd /home/username/LimeWire && sh runLime.sh

If that works, you should use it as the command for the desktop icon.
 
Old 08-11-2007, 10:26 AM   #15
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this is the command that will open limewire in the Gnome terminal...myname@linux-f3ju:~/Desktop/Downloads/LimeWire> java -jar LimeWire.jar
However when I insert this command into the create launcher it will not work.
I have tried the runLime.sh along with limewire.js and the rest of the file names in that folder and nothing works. Do I need to modify the terminal command to have it work in create launcher?
 
  


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