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Posted: Aug 06, 2011 3:59:36 pm

hey guys

basically as the topic says, i love that you guys included a desktop icon addon , it made openbox life so much easier but im curious how do i add desktop icons

When i run linux i usually have ALOT of icons. so it will be a pain to do this manually. i have links to folders to do a ./file.bin or run, and games, and settings managers etc
Posted: Aug 06, 2011 6:27:05 pm

pcmanfm displays the “icons” (launchers that are .desktop files) that you put in the ~/Desktop/ folder.
You can copy them from /usr/share/applications/ for applications.
…and to create new ones just look at the syntax, it's really simple.

As an example, edit ~/Desktop/home.desktop, that runs “pcmanfm ~”.

PS: it's not guys, it's just me :)
Posted: Aug 07, 2011 1:37:03 am

thanks for the help!! :D

um quick question.

I figured out how to make a desktop exec to a folder. that was quite easy once u get the hang of the coding

Just curious, were do i find icons, like Home_desktop etc
Posted: Aug 07, 2011 2:05:37 pm

In /usr/share/icons
Use the name of an image you find there (without the extension .png or so) in the .desktop file.
Posted: Aug 13, 2011 8:52:17 pm

Calimero hello. I not understand your explication about icons in the menu, please can you to be more specific.

Other thing, how insert icons in the panel.

thank you

Posted: Aug 14, 2011 8:49:45 am

Explore the directory /usr/share/icons, all icons are there!
Then use the name of the image file you found there, in the .desktop file, Icon= field.

To waste space in fbpanel with launcher icons, see the launchbar plugin there: http://fbpanel.sourceforge.net/docs.html
You can add your stuff at the bottom of the automatically filled app menu in it.
All this is in ~/.config/fbpanel/default
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