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Code: cd /usr/share/applications then create a file with emacs or vim or nano or any text editor containing this information Code: [Desktop Entry] Name=Firefox Comment=Web Browser Exec=/home/bob/firefox/firefox Icon=/home/bob/images/firefox_abstract_01_png.png Terminal=0 Type=Application ...
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    Code:
     cd /usr/share/applications
    then create a file with emacs or vim or nano or any text editor containing this information

    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Firefox
    Comment=Web Browser
    Exec=/home/bob/firefox/firefox
    Icon=/home/bob/images/firefox_abstract_01_png.png
    Terminal=0
    Type=Application
    Categories=Application;Network;
    where Exec=is where you firefox executable is
    where Icon=is where you're icon is

    ps. you can find a great firefox icon here http://home.midsouth.rr.com/kpeters/
    download it and save it somwhere and then under the Icon portion of your entry just point it to where you saved it. simple enough. You might have to restart gnome for changes to take place. Just log out and log back in.
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    what do I save the text file as under /usr/shared/applications?


    I did it and loged out and thn back in and I didn't get any FireFox entry I think I may have done it wrong.

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    oh yeah I forgot that part you save it as firefox.desktop

    and its: /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop

    not SHARED like you have above
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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