Re: Thunderbird and other apps to the dekstop.
Launchers for all installed applications are stored in /usr/share/applications so all we need to do is copy the thunderbird one to the desktop and make sure it can be executed. Just fire up a terminal and run:
And that's it!
cp /usr/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop ~/Desktop
chmod 755 ~/Desktop/thunderbird.desktop
Hope this helps!
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