Kubuntu 10.04 How to create an icon on desktop?

Carlo Vanini silhusk at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 22:58:31 BST 2010


On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 9:15 PM, Reinhold Rumberger <rrumberger at web.de> wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 August 2010, Larry Alkoff wrote:
>> On 08/12/2010 11:11 AM, Michael Hirsch wrote:
>> > On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 2:21 PM, Larry
> Alkoff<labradley at mindspring.com>  wrote:
>> >> Is it not possible to create a program icon on the desktop
>> >> whether or not it exists in some menu?  The kind you got with
>> >> a right click and were given the opportunity to create a
>> >> program icon?
>> >
>> > yes. Right-click desktop, Create New ->  Lin to Application
>> >
>> > Michael
>>
>> Unfortunately right click on Desktop, Create New -> Link to
>> Application doesn't exist.
>>
>> I see a menu with the following choices only:
>> Run command
>> Add Widgets
>> Add Panel
>> Remove Desktop activity
>> Lock widgets
>> Lock Screen
>> Leave
>> Desktop activity settings.
>
> Go to "Desktop activity settings" and change to activity type to
> "Folder View" (or whatever the english version is). Then you'll have
> a more classical desktop where you can create stuff like application
> links.
>

Alternatively, without switching activity type, you can use the
Quicklaunch widget. Use the 'Add Widget' entry in the menu to add it.

Carlo



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