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Thread: I installed a program - now where is it?

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    I installed a program - now where is it?

    Hi guys!

    I've been using Ubuntu for two days now, so I'm an absolute beginner. I just installed a program called "Drapes" (a wallpaper randomizer) and now I can't find it anywhere. Shouldn't it appear in the "Applications" menu somewhere? How do I run it?
    When I enter "drapes" (just took a shot in the dark) in the Terminal, I get a series of error messages

    Thanks!
    Matthias.

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    Re: I installed a program - now where is it?

    have you checked if it's in the System menu?

    Also try checking the documentation of the software. -> terminal -> man drapes

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    Re: I installed a program - now where is it?

    According to the description in Synaptic, drapes is a panel applet, so right-click on an empty spot in your panel, click Add to Panel, and you should find it in the list.

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    Re: I installed a program - now where is it?

    I never could get the Drapes panel applet to work. Drapes is located in System-->Preferences.

    Jim

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    Re: I installed a program - now where is it?

    Thanks guys, it's true, there it is! It crashed a couple times when I tried to set preferences, but ended up remembering them and now it seems to work. Do you know a better one by any chance? I'm basically looking for a small program that will change my wallpaper randomly at startup and then leave.

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