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Old 06-28-2005, 10:33 AM   #1
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create a desktop icon in Mandrake 10.1

I've installed Firefox, Mozilla suite but can't work out how to create a desktop icon to launch the applications - can any body help please?
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right click on the desktop- create launcher is what you want to do.

it is very easy to do it- I have done it many times before.
unfortunatly I'm running slackware at the moment so I can't check it out for you.

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To add a desktop icon, right click on open desktop. Create New -->File --> Link to Application. On the general tab, fill in the app name. On the Application tab, either use the browse feature to find firefox, or key in the path and executable name. Here is what mine looks like. '/usr/firefox/firefox-installer/firefox'
Back on the General tab, click on the blue gear icon, and select your icon of choice. I think Firefox comes with its own icons. Look in the firefox-installer path for them.

That is it.
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Right click the desktop.

Create New >>> File >>> Link to aplication

In the general tab choose the icon and the name that will apear below it.

Change to the "Application" Tab (It is the third one in case the translation is not exactly this...). On "Command" write the command line to execute. You can write either "firefox" or "mozilla-firefox" ... one of the two should work. In my machine both work.

If you don't write the command to be executed, the link will not work.

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The simplest way is to drag the icon from the menu to the desktop, though this does assume
Firefox is on the menu in the first place. You can also drag to the panal like this.

You can also create a new link by right clicking anywhere on the desktop then follow -
>create new ->Link to application.

Top tip for the future: This site has a decent search function - this question has been asked often before. Try search on on 'desktop and icon' - you'll be amazed.


EDIT - Woops - beaten to it.

Last edited by lacerto; 06-28-2005 at 11:19 AM.
Old 06-29-2005, 04:13 AM   #6
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Thanks all for your really helpful comments - success!


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