Please know that I am very new to Linux and LXDE, but I've found something I think others may use. To create a shortcut on the desktop it would seem that just creating a link there would be enough. Unfortunately, that is not the case. I wanted Netscape on my desktop and I completed this task by the following:
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To create shortcut on desktop First, make sure you are in the Desktop directory cd /home/username/Desktop Second create a link from the “executable” file to the /usr/share/applications username@username~/Desktop$ sudo ln -s /home/als/navigator/navigator /usr/share/applications Then using that link, create another link to the Desktop username@username~/Desktop$ sudo -s /usr/share/applications/navigator /home/als/Desktop
I know this sounds redundant and maybe there is a better way to do this, if so, I'd appreciate anything that would make my Linux experience a little easier. As you can probably guess, I like to tinker with such things, but I'm always open to an easier way.
For the respondents: Please assume I know nothing about LXDE or Linux, because this is true. So any help you offer should be so easy "a caveman can do it"
I hope this helps someone,somewhere