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Using Linux Mint on both a laptop, and a PC (both dual booted with XP) I simply want to put an icon on the desktop, for Firefox. When I drag ...
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    [SOLVED] Can't move an icon for Firefox to the desktop


    Using Linux Mint on both a laptop, and a PC (both dual booted with XP)

    I simply want to put an icon on the desktop, for Firefox. When I drag and drop the icon from "Menu" to the desktop, it won't let me, and displays the following Message:

    Error while moving "firefox.desktop"
    There was an error moving the file into /home/ht/Desktop

    I have googled it:

    ubuntuforums dot org/archive/index.php/t-791584.html

    and found an answer regarding files, but I don't know the name of the file to move (and I still don't navigate well among files --newb
    Something about permissions‪

    TIA

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    Solves, Moving Icon

    SOLVED, and very easy, and credit goes to someone else, answer below.


    I had the exact same problem, but I solved it by removing Firefox from my favourites and then using the search filter in the start menu, I click-and-dragged the Firefox icon to the desktop.

    I'm not sure if you can have it both on the desktop and your favourites.
    [EDIT] Just tried it, you have to add Firefox to your favourites after getting it on the desktop.

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