To add a launcher to your desktop, right click on any open space on the desktop and select "Create Launcher" from the drop down menu. Fill in the name and command fields (the easiest way to find the proper command for an app already listed in the menu iis to right click on the menu icon, select "Edit Menu", browse to the app you want, highlight it, and click "Properties"). This will display the menu launcher. Copy and paste the required info. Click on the icon in the "Create Launcher" box and choose the proper icon for your app. Lastly, click "OK". The launcher will appear on your desktop.
If you want to create a launcher for an app not in the menu, you can usually use the name of the app as a launch command ( example: to launch Firefox 3.5, the app name and the launch command would be "firefox-3.5"). Again browse the icon set to find the proper icon if the launcher does not provide one when the launch command is filled in.
If nothing else works as a launch command, you can always launch an app by specifying the complete path to the executable file ( /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.2-firefox-3.5 launches Firefox Shiretoko).
To add a launcher to the panel, right click on the panel, select "Add to Panel" and choose either "Custom Application Launcher" or "Application Launcher" as appropriate. The creation of the launcher is the same as adding a launcher to the desktop. When done the app icon will appear in the panel.
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