[Novalug] F-16 install report
novalugml at jgcomp.com
Mon Mar 5 22:54:23 EST 2012
On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 11:30:21AM -0800, Walt Smith wrote:
> I thought I'd relate some of my experience with a F-16
> install from a DVD. I'm not interested in going too
> indepth in solving problems. But if a problem sounds
> familiar, advice would be appreciated.
> Cannot find a way to move an application icon onto
> the desktop. +Any mouse click+ starts an app.
> ( if the cursor is hovering (unseen) over an icon).
> most annoying.
> Cannot find a way to move/copy an icon into the panel.
I looked back at how I created a couple of simple desktop
launchers when I installed F16 on my laptop. It seems any
file xxx.desktop with an appropriate set of text entries
is a launcher displayed on the desktop.
There is a program to create/edit these .desktop files,
/usr/bin/gnome-desktop-item-edit. It is installed with
the "gnome-panel" package. As far as I can tell, no man
page came with the package. I did find a simple one online.
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