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September 12th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Hi I'm new to Linux just migrated from windows I have spent all week setting up my programs using various help found on the web, but I'm having a problem. I use Arachnophilia for web development I have downloaded Arachnophilia.jar form their site, set up java run time and Arachnolphilia using the terminal command java -jar Arachnophilia.jar now to run the program I have to keep typing this command into the terminal. It says on their website you can create a desktop icon but not how any idea's



September 12th, 2008, 03:19 PM
Right Click on your desktop select Create Launcher.

Browse your way to the application and give it a name.



September 12th, 2008, 03:30 PM
Thanks easier than I thought I've been playing around in the terminal window next problem I don't know where Ubuntu has localed the exe to run this program how can I found out where it is?

September 12th, 2008, 03:32 PM
if you can simply type
java -jar Arachnophilia.jar to start the program, you should be able to use the same command in the launcher setup

September 12th, 2008, 03:34 PM
They're not called .exe in Linux they're called .bin

They're usually in /usr/bin or /usr/share/bin

September 12th, 2008, 03:35 PM
Thank you both simple when you know how