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Hey all, just get started with linux... I downloaded the firefox installer, expanded it in its downdirectory /home/jim/downloads/firefox-installer/ I was wondering how I get it to add to the start ...
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    How do I add programs in the Start Menu?


    Hey all,
    just get started with linux...
    I downloaded the firefox installer, expanded it in its downdirectory
    /home/jim/downloads/firefox-installer/

    I was wondering how I get it to add to the start menu in the gui? where all the other programs can be accessed. Right now I have to cd to that directory and do ./firefox.
    thanks

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    I'm not sure if you are using KDE or GNOME,
    I don't know about GNOME, but in KDE right click on the 'Start' menu and there will be an option to change the menu. A window will apear, click new and then on the right hand side of the window select a name e.g. FireFox, and give the path as being /home/jim/downloads/firefox-installer/firefox, and that shuld be it,

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    you have to open mandrake control centrer. choose "system" . and then "menus". you gonna have an option of changing menu only for root or for the entire system. i suggest chossing "system menu". you have to pick location of your firefox icon and you have to configure it properly. everything seems selfexplanatory from now on. any questions, just post it. i'll explain more.

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    I'm using KDE..
    thanks guys that worked like a charm
    I installed mandrake on an old box I had in the garage, but I kinda wanna replace my main desktop machine now.

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    i've had good luck using the command kbuildsycoca
    run it as su

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