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Old 01-24-2023, 05:19 PM   #1
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Is it possible that downloaded applications are installed on the desktop, not on the panel, how?
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Old 01-24-2023, 05:40 PM   #2
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Is it possible that downloaded applications are installed on the desktop, not on the panel, how?
Thanks
No idea what you're asking...can you clarify?
 
Old 01-24-2023, 11:53 PM   #3
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On Gnu/Linux, one does not normally "download" an application and install it as separate steps. It's usually a bad idea. Nearly all applications you could possibly need are available from the package management system that your Gnu/Linux Ubuntu installation includes. You open a package manager, such as Synaptic, search and choose the application you wish, then let the package manager find it, download it, ensure its safety, and install it, all as a single process. Installed applications are usually included in a main menu in an upper left or lower left corner of your screen. If you want a shortcut to a favorite application on desktop or toolbar, the process is usually to find it in the menu, right click on it, and select a place you wish a shortcut to appear.
 
Old 01-25-2023, 06:08 AM   #4
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Applications are not generally downloaded to the Desktop so I expect you mean you want a link to the application on your Desktop. Is that correct? If so, it is not a standard thing with a current Ubuntu and you would need to post which release version of Ubuntu you are using as the methods vary.
 
Old 01-25-2023, 06:46 AM   #5
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It's a basic principle of linux that you are in charge of your machine and not some developer. So you alone get to decide what icons go on your desktop. New software installed by your package manager will automatically be put into the desktop menu tree but creating shortcuts to favoured programs is your job alone.
 
  


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