Adding Program Icons on Desktop, Activating Trash Bin, etc.,

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Adding Program Icons on Desktop, Activating Trash Bin, etc.,

Post#1 by Johannes » 20 Feb 2013, 17:37

Hi,
How do you add program icons on the desktop? It's quite easy to do with Slax. I'm sure it's as easy with Porteus, however, I couldn't find how to do it. How do you change the design of the clock? How do you activate the Trash bin?
Since there isn't any Skype for 32-bit, I downloaded Skype 4.0.0.8 i686-3sl.xzm using the package manager. I activated it, however it doesn't start. Am I doing something wrong?
I'm glad that you transferred all the goodies (Installer, Package Manager) from Porteus 1.2.

Thank you,

Johannes

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Re: Adding Program Icons on Desktop, Activating Trash Bin, e

Post#2 by bour59 » 21 Feb 2013, 19:52

Hello
To add a program icon I create a file /root/Desktop/myprogram.desktop
which describes the way the program is run (works with rarorqt)
for the others asks I don't know.
sure it is a better (simple) soluce
may be a secret's one

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Re: Adding Program Icons on Desktop, Activating Trash Bin, e

Post#3 by Hamza » 21 Feb 2013, 20:33

Yes, that's the correct solution. You can make a .desktop file that will be a sort of launcher for your software.

An example of .desktop files:

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[Desktop Entry]
Name=FileZilla
GenericName=FTP client
GenericName[de]=FTP-Client
GenericName[fr]=Client FTP
Comment=Download and upload files via FTP, FTPS and SFTP
Comment[de]=Dateien über FTP, FTPS und SFTP übertragen
Comment[fr]=Transférer des fichiers via FTP, FTPS et SFTP
Exec=filezilla
Terminal=false
Icon=filezilla
Type=Application
Categories=Network;FileTransfer;
Version=1.0
This one is for FileZilla FTP Client. We can see the icon alias at 'icon'. We can also see the executed command at 'exec'. There is also many other parameters like Type; Categories; Version; GenericName. In order to make it at least correct for very low strict standard, you must at least add the value of 'Name' as done in my example.

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Re: Adding Program Icons on Desktop, Activating Trash Bin, e

Post#4 by Johannes » 23 Feb 2013, 05:52

Thank you. In this instance, Porteus 1.2 was more user friendly, love 2.0 though. :D
Hamza wrote:Yes, that's the correct solution. You can make a .desktop file that will be a sort of launcher for your software.

An example of .desktop files:

Code: Select all

[Desktop Entry]
Name=FileZilla
GenericName=FTP client
GenericName[de]=FTP-Client
GenericName[fr]=Client FTP
Comment=Download and upload files via FTP, FTPS and SFTP
Comment[de]=Dateien über FTP, FTPS und SFTP übertragen
Comment[fr]=Transférer des fichiers via FTP, FTPS et SFTP
Exec=filezilla
Terminal=false
Icon=filezilla
Type=Application
Categories=Network;FileTransfer;
Version=1.0
This one is for FileZilla FTP Client. We can see the icon alias at 'icon'. We can also see the executed command at 'exec'. There is also many other parameters like Type; Categories; Version; GenericName. In order to make it at least correct for very low strict standard, you must at least add the value of 'Name' as done in my example.

Thanks!

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Re: Adding Program Icons on Desktop, Activating Trash Bin, e

Post#5 by brokenman » 24 Feb 2013, 00:07

Just open spacefm via the menu and navigate to your desktop folder (/home/guest/Desktop), then drag and drop any application from the menu into the spacefm window and it will appear on your desktop. That's a much easier way.
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