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Leven2e

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Creating Shortcut Icons on the desktop
« on: December 10, 2008, 09:02:30 PM »
Hi,I don't think it's difficult,but I am quite clueless,I wonder if anyone can tell me how to create new icons on the desktop for internet addresses?It should be something like the Printer icon.I have taken a look,but I don't know.If somebody could help me I'd really appreciate it.Thus I could simplify some jobs,make shortcuts for radio stations,TV channels etc..Thanks ,Levi
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Re: Creating Shortcut Icons on the desktop
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008, 08:44:27 AM »
You need to create a .desktop file in share/applications

The easiest way to do an internet shortcut is to edit the web browser file

Simply add the url to the end of the Exec entry and change the Name entry

So for Google mine reads, 'Exec=/mozopt/bin/firefox http://www.google.co.uk' & 'Name=Google' (not sure if you need the http), you could change the icon too.

Don't forget to save it back with a different filename  :)


This will actually work to pass parameters to any app. I have made one to launch Midnight Commander using the xTerm file. Changed the Exec line to 'Exec=/usr/bin/xterm -geometry 130x37 mc' and the Name entry to 'Name=Midnight Commander'


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I am so excited :-)
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2008, 10:53:14 AM »
Thanks a lot for your help,I shall let you know how I get on.
If I have any difficulties I will post it here. Where do you place the icon file? I hope I will find it.
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Re: Creating Shortcut Icons on the desktop
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 10:57:00 PM »
Useful info cheers Garry :)
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Re: Creating Shortcut Icons on the desktop
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 12:47:18 AM »
Sorry forgot about the icon info

If you want to make your own it needs to be a 32x32, although other sizes may work, .png and you put it in /share/pixmaps/

The system will then find it itself

« Last Edit: December 16, 2008, 12:49:43 AM by Garry »

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Re: Creating Shortcut Icons on the desktop
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 10:33:39 AM »
Thank you very much for your help again!
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Re: Creating Shortcut Icons on the desktop
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2008, 10:46:19 AM »
Sorry forgot about the icon info

If you want to make your own it needs to be a 32x32, although other sizes may work, .png and you put it in /share/pixmaps/

The system will then find it itself


How can I move the icon to /share/pixmaps
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Re: Creating Shortcut Icons on the desktop
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2008, 08:55:23 PM »
Open up with something (NediT) and save it there.
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Re: Creating Shortcut Icons on the desktop
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2008, 03:30:08 AM »
Midnight Commander is probably your best option


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Re: Creating Shortcut Icons on the desktop
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2008, 11:54:49 AM »
Does any body know where I can get a good icon set from?
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Re: Creating Shortcut Icons on the desktop
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2009, 11:03:31 AM »
Hi, I managed to start up a movie directly from a short cut. Now I like to add an icon that I create from the DVD cover. I have made small pictures 3,2x3,2 cm in PNG format for this.

But how to get them in the /share/pixmaps/ folder. Opeing and saving with Nedit does not work. I try to refer to an other folder, but this also does not work.

What to do now?

Thans! Pieter

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Re: Creating Shortcut Icons on the desktop
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2009, 04:42:35 PM »
Hi, I managed to start up a movie directly from a short cut. Now I like to add an icon that I create from the DVD cover. I have made small pictures 3,2x3,2 cm in PNG format for this.

But how to get them in the /share/pixmaps/ folder. Opeing and saving with Nedit does not work. I try to refer to an other folder, but this also does not work.

What to do now?

Thans! Pieter
You need to install xterm and midnight commander.
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Re: Creating Shortcut Icons on the desktop
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2009, 07:41:30 PM »
Does any body know where I can get a good icon set from?

Personally I like the Oxygen set (www.oxygen-icons.org & http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/Oxygen+Icons?content=74184) (get the nosvg set, it's a much smaller download) and its off shoots, Oxygen-Refit (http://deviantdark.deviantart.com/art/Oxygen-Refit-70199755) & Hydroxygen (http://deviantdark.deviantart.com/art/hydroxygen-iconset-100826865)

But there are just so many out there, just google 'Linux Icon Set'
« Last Edit: January 02, 2009, 07:44:20 PM by Garry »

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Re: Creating Shortcut Icons on the desktop
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2009, 11:34:54 PM »
Does any body know where I can get a good icon set from?

Personally I like the Oxygen set (www.oxygen-icons.org & http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/Oxygen+Icons?content=74184) (get the nosvg set, it's a much smaller download) and its off shoots, Oxygen-Refit (http://deviantdark.deviantart.com/art/Oxygen-Refit-70199755) & Hydroxygen (http://deviantdark.deviantart.com/art/hydroxygen-iconset-100826865)

But there are just so many out there, just google 'Linux Icon Set'

I've learn to leave the icons alone now, lol.
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Re: Creating Shortcut Icons on the desktop
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2009, 09:34:13 AM »
If you are okay with the shell just use the cp command to copy files around the place.

cp source_path/source_file destination_path

e.g.

cp /USB/USB_1/myimage.png /share/pixmaps

If you are clueless then just use midnight commander a very good file manager.