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Author Topic: Adding icons to desktop  (Read 1173 times)
Neo
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« on: November 06, 2009, 10:00:44 pm »

Hi All,
I have recently installed Vector 6 (not the live version) and have run an update all.

I would very much like to add an icon on my desktop for Firefox, but when I right click on it from the menus, it automatically opens up!

I would expect this behavour if I left clicked, but not right click.

Is there something wrong with the way my mouse has been set up (I ran a mouse set up, generic two button plus wheel is what I have even though it is a Microsoft mouse).

I would greatly appreciate any help you may give.
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2009, 10:43:10 pm »

I think you are trying to copy and paste directly from the menu, it makes intuitive sense but it just does not work that way in the Xfce environment.

There are a couple of ways to make a desktop Icon or launcher.

In Vectorlinux 6.0 Standard you can use the Create launcher function.
creating a desktop launcher in vl standard

or you can simply copy 'firefox' (in this case) from /usr/share/applications to the desktop.
This method will work in VL standard and VL-light
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2009, 12:31:35 am »

Thanks Stetchedthin, that did the trick!

Now how do I convert the mouse to a single click operation?

I noticed that I have to double click the icon on the desktop to get it to open.
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2009, 04:18:16 pm »

If you are using Xfce then Thunar is your default file manager and you can set it to open files with one click here.....
Open Thunar then click the "Edit" menu then "Preferences" then the "Behaviour" tab .

If you are using LXDE like I think I saw in one of your threads then pcmanfm is your default file manager.
It is almost exactly the same...
Open Pcmanfm then "Edit" --> "Preferences" --> Here under the heading of "Behaviour" you can select to open files with a single click.
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