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#1 eliokh

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:10

Hello...
Im new to Linux..
i just downloaded and installed firefox 4.01 and i need to create a desktop shortcut to it so i dont use the terminal every time i need to run it

an ubuntu forum suggested this:
ln -sf /home/...../appname $HOME/Desktop

but i am not being able to do so..
any help?
Thank you in advance


#2 mps69

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:17

If you locate firefox from Applications - Internet - Firefox, you can right click the icon, and create shortcut or add to launch bar. You might be able to drag the icon directly to the desktop.
I can't check at the moment as I'm at work.

Good luck

#3 OP eliokh

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:20

If you locate firefox from Applications - Internet - Firefox, you can right click the icon, and create shortcut or add to launch bar. You might be able to drag the icon directly to the desktop.
I can't check at the moment as I'm at work.

Good luck

thanks for ur reply.. have a nice day..
will check it in a few... im also doing an assignment

#4 hougtimo

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:04

thanks for ur reply.. have a nice day..
will check it in a few... im also doing an assignment

Just right click on the desktop, click on create launcher, then in the command line type firefox. Give it a name and save. Hey presto. Easy.



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