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Old 02-11-2014, 07:02 PM   #1
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Icon for Adobe Reader disappeared.


I installed Adobe Reader a couple of weeks ago, then performed an update/upgrade using apt-get. Now, the icon for Adobe Reader has been removed from my Gnome 3 desktop. I figure I will just create a symlink to the executable, and place that on my Desktop. But, how do I perform that so that the symlink shows up in the Office category of my Desktop icons?

Thank you in advance for your help.
 
Old 02-11-2014, 08:20 PM   #2
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you do realize that there are WAY WAY better "READ ONLY " pdf read only readers than that P.O.S. program

on Gnome "Evince" is installed by default
on KDE 4 "Okular " is installed by default

then there is Libreoffice and OpenOffice and GoOffice
 
Old 02-11-2014, 09:39 PM   #3
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you do realize that there are WAY WAY better "READ ONLY " pdf read only readers than that P.O.S. program
I would appreciate it if you would keep your vulgar references, "cleaned up" as they may appear to be, out of this thread that I started.

Moreover, everybody has their opinions, and their preferred programs. Just because you have found one program to be less than your standard, over another one, doesn't mean that I am going to adopt your opinion about it.

I asked a technical question about dealing with Gnome 3 and the disappearance of my Adobe Reader icon. I did not ask for references to other programs that you may have found more useful and to your liking, and that seems to be the answer that you gave. I know you are a "Guru", but please, if you have the time to give an answer to my question, that would be helpful. If not, then please don't answer a question that I did not ask. The thing is, I have come across posts in this forum, particularly with PDF readers, when people need help, but there always seems to be this collective response that if the OP is not exclusively using open source, then, "Gosh, there must be something wrong with that person. He should get with open source only, and all his problems will be solved." That, in my humble opinion, is not the case. Problems still remain out there with open source applications just as much as proprietary, like Adobe Reader. And for much of the ease of use and functionality, I happen to prefer Adobe Reader.

So, with all respect I can offer, if you are still interested in helping to resolve my question, then I refer you to the original question. Otherwise, please wait until I ask for your opinion before you offer it, John VV.

Kind regards,
 
Old 02-11-2014, 10:07 PM   #4
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copy /usr/share/applications/adobe.desktop
to your desktop
 
Old 02-12-2014, 06:21 PM   #5
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copy /usr/share/applications/adobe.desktop
to your desktop
I regret that the stated file is not in the directory as indicated. Moreover, the Search function in the native file manager does not work, and I confess that I am not versed in any other file managers wherein the search functions are operable. Any suggestions?

Thank you.
 
  


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