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    Desktop shortcut for all users

    I am learning how to sue OpenSuse. I have 11.2. I created a desktop short cut for user1. I want the short cut to be available for other users.
    I search google and "SUSe Studio KDE Howtos" says "If you want to short cut for all users, copy .desktop file from /home/user1/Desktop/myapp.desktop to /etc/skeleton/Desktop "
    I did that and now I have myapp.desktop under /etc/skeleton/Desktop.
    4 -rwxr--r-- 1 root root 345 2011-12-14 14:34 myapp.desktop

    I logoff user1 and login user2. But the short cut is not showing. Is there anything else I have to do ?

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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    West Yorks
    Copying to /etc/skeleton/Desktop will only work for new users. For existing users you will have to manually copy the .desktop file to the existing users and change permissions of the file so that it is owned by them. If you have lots of users then a shell script may help.

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