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    how to add application icons to desktop in hardy lxde?

    hello friends,
    i tried to add applications from menu to the desktop by right clicking. but nothing happened. anybody know how to do this.
    thanks,
    jittos....

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    Re: how to add application icons to desktop in hardy lxde?

    Try dragging the icon from the menu to the desktop - worked for me

    EDIT: Sorry, didn't read that you were using lxde, don't know if this will work (does in gnome)
    Last edited by swisscow; July 26th, 2008 at 08:08 AM. Reason: misread post
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    Re: how to add application icons to desktop in hardy lxde?

    thanks friend,
    let me try.

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    Re: how to add application icons to desktop in hardy lxde?

    Quote Originally Posted by jittopjose View Post
    thanks friend,
    let me try.
    Look for your app shortcuts in /usr/share/applications.
    Drag and drop them on the desktop.
    Drag & Drop from menu is not supported yet.

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    Re: how to add application icons to desktop in hardy lxde?

    drag and drop from application folder didnt work. it showed permission denied. instead i copied the icon to the desktop. now its worked.
    thanks friend.

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    Re: how to add application icons to desktop in hardy lxde?

    What about the taskbar section, how do you get icons to show in the taskbar window list, I only get one icon for everything. The only place I found info on this was at archlinux.org, I'm running ubuntu hardy.



    I searched google and found a few "lxpanel icon rendering issues" pages but nothing on how to fix on ubuntu.

    Thanks

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    Re: how to add application icons to desktop in hardy lxde?

    I just love answering my own questions.
    https://sourceforge.net/tracker/inde...58&atid=894869

    http://hatred.homelinux.net/wiki/_me...r_complex.diff

    Pop the fix in here lxpanel/src/plugins

    and change directories unless you want to search for it

    cat file.diff | patch -p0

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    Lightbulb Re: how to add application icons to desktop in hardy lxde?

    Quote Originally Posted by jittopjose View Post
    hello friends,
    i tried to add applications from menu to the desktop by right clicking. but nothing happened. anybody know how to do this.
    thanks,
    jittos....
    I had the same problem, I was toying with the lxpanel of LXDE
    This is so simple
    Right-click on the Lxpanel(taskbar) of LXDE
    select Add/remove panel items
    there click add button
    now find Application launch bar
    select it and click add
    notice it is the last one (u can move it with the arrows at the right side)
    u can close it now!
    find your app launcher in your lxpanel
    right-click -> app launcher bar settings
    and just add whatever app you want

    I hope yhis is helpful!
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