[SOLVED] How do you add applications to the Desktop?

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[SOLVED] How do you add applications to the Desktop?

Postby Aunger on Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:44 pm

Please tell me how to add applications to the Desktop.
I would like to add a Terminal Icon and a Firefox web browser icon.
Also, I would like to add a Workspace switcher to go between Desk1 & Desk2 to the bottom panel.

To add a Terminal Icon In Ubuntu, I did this:
Applications -> Accessories -> Rt click "Terminal" -> "Add this launcher to desktop"
but I couldn't find this option in Mint 8. I can find all the applications in the Mint menus,
but I want to add a few to my desk top.

I am running Mint 8 on a persistent USB flash drive.

Thankyou in advance.
Dick Aunger
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Re: How do you add applications to the Desktop?

Postby richyrich on Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:48 pm

Menu -> Applications . . drag to the desktop ! done !
(not from Favorites, as it won't work)
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Re: How do you add applications to the Desktop?

Postby Aunger on Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:04 pm

Great! Thank you richyrich. That worked like a charm for the Terminal icon and Firefox icon.
I also added Workspace switcher to the panel by rt clicking then "Add to Panel..." etc.

Thanks very much
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