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So I have been using synaptic package manager, really easy to use but when I install a app like KDENLive I can't find the icon for it. When you install ...
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    after install can't find app's.


    So I have been using synaptic package manager, really easy to use but when I install a app like KDENLive I can't find the icon for it. When you install things where does it put it. Thanks.

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    Depends on the particular application.
    Some get an entry in the application menu, some are to be called on the command line.
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    In my experience, most Linux installation scripts don't put an icon on your desktop by default. You do that yourself if you want one. I consider that a very civilised approach. Windows programs are bullies; they always insist on putting an icon on the desktop, an entry in the start menu, and often one in the system tray as well. No-one asks if you actually want all this.

    A quick way to check if something has installed OK is to open a terminal and type
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    You should see the name of the command folder where the program has been put.
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    If you do "cntrl+f2" you'll get a run application menu. You can type anything into there. You can make your own launchers in the menus by right clicking on applications and doing "edit menu"
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    I tried the ctrl + F2 but it didn't work. I found this search bar that allows me to find my apps, I was trying to find kdenlive video editor but it ran like garbage. Does anyone have any good recommendation on a good video player that will play avi, mp4 and DVD? Thanks.

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    vlc videoplayer will play just about anything.

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    sudo apt-get install vlc kubuntu-restricted-extras (assuming you are running Ubuntu)
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    The vlc player is exactly what I was looking for thanks.

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