[SOLVED] I can't create a menu or desktop icon

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[SOLVED] I can't create a menu or desktop icon

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hi,
i have installed anaconda navigator, a data science software.
and for complete the installation, i had to add a line in .bashrc file, writing in terminal

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nano .bashrc
and what i added is:

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export PATH=/home/filippo/anaconda3/bin:$PATH
now for starting the software i have to write in terminal: anaconda-navigator

i tried to add an icon for avoid of write always anaconda-navigator, but i didn't succeed.

can someone help me?
thanks in advance
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Re: i can't create a menu or desktop icon

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Which desktop environment are you using? Cinnamon, MATE or XFCE?
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Re: i can't create a menu or desktop icon

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thank you for reply, i'm using cinnamon
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Re: i can't create a menu or desktop icon

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Right click the desktop and choose 'Create a new launcher here...'

Enter the Name you want to give the icon, then the command anaconda-navigatorfollowed by an optional description. If there's an icon for the program you can select it by clicking on the rocket icon on the left. When you've finished click the OK button. You may or may not need to use the Launch in Terminal tick box. Try it without first.
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Re: i can't create a menu or desktop icon

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Hi,
First you need to know the location of the exicute file for the program.
Then you can right click on the start menu and select congifure. On the next page that comes up
Select menu editor.
Then highlight the heading where in the menu you would like to have the program appear.
Then select new item and fill in the required info mation IE exicute command comments Program name click on icon image to select the image you want displayed.
that's it close the editor and the program should be in the menu.
From there if you want it in the pannel or desktop simply right click it a chose add to pannel/desktop.
Good Luck.
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Re: i can't create a menu or desktop icon

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antikythera wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:54 am
Right click the desktop and choose 'Create a new launcher here...'

Enter the Name you want to give the icon, then the command anaconda-navigatorfollowed by an optional description. If there's an icon for the program you can select it by clicking on the rocket icon on the left. When you've finished click the OK button. You may or may not need to use the Launch in Terminal tick box. Try it without first.
i already tried this and i can't click on ok
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Re: i can't create a menu or desktop icon

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kc1di wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:55 am
Hi,
First you need to know the location of the exicute file for the program.
Then you can right click on the start menu and select congifure. On the next page that comes up
Select menu editor.
Then highlight the heading where in the menu you would like to have the program appear.
Then select new item and fill in the required info mation IE exicute command comments Program name click on icon image to select the image you want displayed.
that's it close the editor and the program should be in the menu.
From there if you want it in the pannel or desktop simply right click it a chose add to pannel/desktop.
Good Luck.
ohh thank you, in this way i have solved :)
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Re: [SOLVED]i can't create a menu or desktop icon

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Did you try using the Sfoglia (Browse) button to select the program where it is installed? That may work. Or enter this:

/home/filippo/anaconda3/bin/anaconda-navigator

Anyhow, I see it was marked solved while I typed so all good ;)
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Re: i can't create a menu or desktop icon

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Filippo wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:10 am

ohh thank you, in this way i have solved :)
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