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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 23:57    Post_subject:  Putting icons on desktop
Sub_title: Files 2 edit for icon on desktop

Which and where R script files, inserting paths for .png or .jpg icon files, to create icon on desktop for apps. After installing latest Firefox and Seamonkey browsers into /usr/lib dir, both must be launched from inside a terminal prompt window. HOW2 launch from desktop? BTW Thanx L18L Cool
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jan 2013, 00:57    Post_subject:  

You should be able to open the directory/folder with the program you're trying to run, in ROX-Filer (assuming the version of Puppy you're using uses ROX-Filer Smile ) and drag the program's icon to the desktop.

That should create a shortcut to the program on the desktop (the program will stay where it was). You can right-click on the shortcut and use the options to change the shortcut's name and icon.

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jan 2013, 10:31    Post_subject:  

Hi ChpFrl.
The application's run-file must be in the executable path, i.e. a '/bin' directory.
  1. You have downloaded the firefox directory to /usr/lib/firefox-(version).
  2. Open the directory, and drag the file 'firefox' to /usr/bin/ as a relative link (a.k.a. symlink).
  3. Drag the /usr/bin/firefox to the desktop, and give it an icon by right-clicking on the symbol on the desktop.

You can see what is in the path, by typing in a terminal window:
# echo $PATH

Any directory in the path is suitable for an application's run-file.


EDIT: I just updated from firefox v.17 to v.18, and the former was placed in /usr/lib/, while the latest installed in /usr/share.

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