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Old 11-10-2004, 04:09 PM   #1
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Firefox 1.0 desktop icon

A simple questions, with a simple answer I hope.

I just installed Firefox 1.0 using ./firefox-installer running on SuSe 9.1. It worked fine placing the installation files into a folder created specifcally for user apps off of root.

I have a desktop icon for Firefox 0.93 that qutomatically installed from an RPM but I don't know how to create an icon for the new 1.0 version. I cannot find a standard icon that can be dragged onto the desktop.

Do you have to manually create it? Should I have installed 1.0 into another folder? Ideas anyone?

And a followon question... do you have any links describing the standard installation folders used when manually installing apps? Something similar to Windows Program Files/App name...
Old 11-10-2004, 04:33 PM   #2
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To create a shortcut on the desktop in KDE, right click in some open space, then: Create New > File > Link to Application. Two tabs are important, General, and Application. In the General tab, you will need to fill in the name of the shortcut (eg, Firefox) plus you can choose the icon by clicking on the blue gear on the left hand side (for Firefox, choose Other Icons, then Browse to locate the icon you want to use, most likely in the chrome subdirectory within the main Firefox directory). In the Application, click Browse to locate the Firefox executable (again, in the main Firefox directory). Save your changes and you're done.

FWIW when I was learning my way around KDE, this question drove me nuts for a couple of weeks. -- J.W.
Old 11-10-2004, 04:59 PM   #3
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Yeah, I created the Firefox icon manually doing what J.W. said. The Firefox icon pictures (there is a big version and a small version) are actually in the firefox/icons directory. I still can't figure out how to edit desktop icons in Nautilus (not sure if KDE has this problem). Everytime I need to make a change to the path or icon picture, I need to delete the icon and make a new one.
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Right click on the icon and see "properties". Click on "properties" and you get access to the icon structure.
Old 11-11-2004, 08:48 PM   #5
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Originally posted by raysr
Right click on the icon and see "properties". Click on "properties" and you get access to the icon structure.
Thanks, but that doesn't work. You get the properties, but there's almost nothing you can change.


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