Creating Desktop Shortcuts

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Creating Desktop Shortcuts

Postby NrGx on Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:58 pm

Hello there! I know this seems like a very mundane question but as a long time Windows user I just felt I had to ask lest I go insane using the menu all the time. I am using the standard version of Linux Mint 6 and I want to create a shortcut to my Internet browser (Firefox 3.0.3) on my desktop. In Windows I would usually just drag and drop it from the start menu; Mint is giving me a permission error. I tried the other way of creating a new shortcut by using the 'create new launcher' command but then I don't really know where Firefox is installed or how the directory structure works.

Thanks a lot for the help (I know this is probably a two second ordeal for most of you). Just as a final point, I have no clue how the terminal works so go easy on me please.

Thanks,

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Re: Creating Desktop Shortcuts

Postby muse5187 on Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:02 am

When you create a new launcher fill the Name and Command field with Firefox. Look into gnome do.http://do.davebsd.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
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Re: Creating Desktop Shortcuts

Postby NrGx on Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:42 am

muse5187 wrote:When you create a new launcher fill the Name and Command field with Firefox. Look into gnome do.http://do.davebsd.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page


Thanks for the prompt reply but I am still not 100% sure what you mean. Here is my unsuccessful attempt: http://i40.tinypic.com/smsj2f.png

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Re: Creating Desktop Shortcuts

Postby muse5187 on Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:19 am

That should do it sans the correct icon.
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Re: Creating Desktop Shortcuts

Postby NrGx on Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:16 am

Ok well now my launcher is correctly working as a desktop shortcut - thanks. Is there any way to change it to a more visually appealing icon (ie the Firefox one)?

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Re: Creating Desktop Shortcuts

Postby altair4 on Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:19 am

Browse to /usr/share/pixmaps and select firefox-3.0.png
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