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Thi might seem a trivial little point but I'm curious and need to know. I installed Adobe Reader 9 and created a destop icon. Unlike all the other icons on ...
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    Desktop Icon Question?


    Thi might seem a trivial little point but I'm curious and need to know. I installed Adobe Reader 9 and created a destop icon. Unlike all the other icons on my desktop this one has a big arrow projecting out the upper right corner of the icon. Why is that and did I do it wrong?

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    It is probably a Symbolic Link. In Windows terms a short cut.
    "I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
    Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    It is probably a Symbolic Link. In Windows terms a short cut.
    yes thats it, just like the windows short cut. Anyway of just having the regular Adobe icon without arrow? which was the image previewed when I went into properties. It looks nicer!

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    You don't say what distro or desktop envionment, but in Ubuntu (Gnome) you can navigate to the program in question in the applications menu then right click and select "Add this launcher to desktop"
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    You don't say what distro or desktop envionment, but in Ubuntu (Gnome) you can navigate to the program in question in the applications menu then right click and select "Add this launcher to desktop"
    Yes I should have done! Ubuntu 9.04/Gnome. I was going about the wrong way. That did it
    Many thanks!
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