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    Smile How to open chromium from terminal.

    In a terminal type this:
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    'chromium-browser'
    I looked all over the internet on how to figure this out and I couldn't find it.

    How did I figure it out?
    I'm running Xubuntu 10.04 and it doesn't seem to let you just drag and drop the shortcut into a panel from the applications menu. You have to add the panel shortcut manually. To do this, right-click a panel and select Add New Items > Launcher. Then right-click the launcher click properties...

    Here's where I got stuck. To make a good launcher/shortcut you need to know the command and put in an icon. I couldn't find the command at first so I put in the icon first instead by clicking on the icon icon (not a typo) in the launcher's properties. Select All Icons from the drop-down menu at the top of the icon selection window. Arbitrarily click on any icon and type chromium. Here's where you find your chromium icon and guess what the name of it is? "chromium-browser" This is how I figured out what the heck the command was to open the stupid thing.

    Maybe this could help find other commands if you can't find them easily on the internet. Any questions?

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    Re: How to open chromium from terminal.

    You might think that the executable is named "chromium". It's not, as you discovered.

    On the command line type

    apropos chromium

    and the response will be "chromium-browser". Thus, you can no type

    chromium-browser

    which chromium-browser

    man chromium-browser


    or whatever.

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    Re: How to open chromium from terminal.

    Usually, putting the command for an app in will also give you its icon automatically.

    It sorta works both ways.

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    Re: How to open chromium from terminal.

    Quote Originally Posted by zacktu View Post
    You might think that the executable is named "chromium". It's not, as you discovered.

    On the command line type

    apropos chromium

    and the response will be "chromium-browser". Thus, you can no type

    chromium-browser

    which chromium-browser

    man chromium-browser


    or whatever.
    Thanks Zacktu, I didn't know about the apropos command. That would have made things much more simple in the beginning. Good idea!

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