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Old 09-06-2006, 09:34 PM   #1
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Frostwire shortcut

Just installed FrostWire and I am a little confused. I installed this on a laptop that had Ubuntu on it and it created a link in Applications>Internet>FrostWire. I thought I would install it on a Debian "sarge" machine that I have and it failed to create a link in the same path. I found the shortcut in /usr/bin/frostwire/ but I was curious how I get it into the path of Applications>Internet>FrostWire. I have been reading about symbolic links but I am not sure if this is what I am suppose to create. Also, how do you determine which file is going to launch the application. As you can guess, I have come from a Windows world and I am use to seeing executables, but that is not the case with Debian or any other distro. Will I normally find a shell script that will launch an application when it fails to create a shortcut for me?

Done dpkg -L <packagename> to find where all the files where. Just confused now as how to create the shortcut and is this the norm if an app fails to create one?
Old 09-07-2006, 02:26 PM   #2
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Can you be more specific? Where do you want the program, Desktop, Menu? What are you using, GNOME, KDE, Xfce, Fluxbox, etc...

Some things to try:

-Right Click on nothing but the Desktop or Filemanager (Don't click on the file itself)

-Look for Create New -> Link to Application

For a menu:

-Go into the Control Center and look for a menu editor ( Some desktops have such a program in the Utilities or Configuration menus. ) Then just add it manually.

-Fluxbox, Openbox, etc... Have only a text file for the menu. There you need to find that file in ~/home/.xxxx and edit that file.

Hope this helps you...

P.S. In the future try to add as much info as you can. That will make it easier for us to help.
Old 09-07-2006, 11:31 PM   #3
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Thanks whixhkah. I am using Gnome and I was wanting to put the shortcut in the Applications>Internet menu. I had actually clicked on the file and selected Link, but it was just a shortcut to the file actually. When I drug it to the Desktop and launched it, it still wanted to run it from the terminal window for some reason. You were talking about going into ~/home/.xxx and editing a text file for something like Openbox. Just exactly what would I change in something like that to tell it I waneted to make it a shortcut? Is it a shell script or somemthing and I need to edit it so it runs like an executable?


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