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    Am trying to get used to the new Desktop. Have recently installed new software and find Icon is put into Applications > Recently Installed. For example I have just installed KAudioCreator. How should I move the icon into the Multimedia folder?

    Have also just installed EasyTAG and can't find the icon. Where would that have been put?

    Budgie2

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    Default Re: Recently Installed Software & KDE4

    Rightclick the 'startmenu' icon (either a blue square with a K on it, or a familiar looking lizard) and select "Menu editor".

    As for the missing one, try simply typing easytag into a console if that works you can add it in the same menu editor that allows you to move things around.
    If the command didn't start it up then open yast, search for Easytag, select it, and click the files tab at the bottom.
    Look for a file ending in .desktop in the list. (TIP, rightclick, select all, copy it over to kwrite and do a ctrl+f search for .desktop)

    Pretty self explanatory once you see the menu editor.
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    1. You can search to see if the program has been added to kickoff by using the search bar at the top of the kickoff menu (kickoff is the start menu mentioned in the previous post).

    2. openSUSE will normally add the program to kickoff automatically with no need for you to do anything. Although, I have noticed with my last KDE update that icons aren't being added until I log off and back on again. So try logging off and on to see if the program has been automatically added. (There's a bug about that here)

    3. Another good way to start programs is using ALT+F2. Then start typing in the program name and krunner will bring the icon up for you.

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    Many thanks for the replies. Much to get used to after Suse 10.0. I will try the above suggestions and revert if I have no luck.
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    Default Re: Recently Installed Software & KDE4

    You can also type the name of the application in the search box at the top of the kicker start menu

    /Geobb
    Quote Originally Posted by Budgie2 View Post
    Am trying to get used to the new Desktop. Have recently installed new software and find Icon is put into Applications > Recently Installed. For example I have just installed KAudioCreator. How should I move the icon into the Multimedia folder?

    Have also just installed EasyTAG and can't find the icon. Where would that have been put?

    Budgie2
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    Quote Originally Posted by nzlbob23 View Post
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    2. openSUSE will normally add the program to kickoff automatically with no need for you to do anything. Although, I have noticed with my last KDE update that icons aren't being added until I log off and back on again. So try logging off and on to see if the program has been automatically added. (There's a bug about that here)
    [snip]
    That was it! So many many thanks for that. I don't expect I would have found it out for myself for a while if at all!

    Thanks again.
    Budgie2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axeia View Post
    Rightclick the 'startmenu' icon (either a blue square with a K on it, or a familiar looking lizard) and select "Menu editor".[snip]
    OK but I find it may not be necessary after all. My example above was KAudiocreator and I installed it using Software Manager because it did not appear to be installed from the outset.

    On looking more closely at the Multimedia menu inorder to follow the guidance kindly posted by you, I find that it appears to be installed already but with a different icon (not the blue one which I recognise).

    So have I my haste inadvertently installed a second copy of the same software? How can this happen using Software Manager?

    I ask because I do not want to set one up with my usual parameters and then have a mix up by selecting the wrong instance in future. How should I delete the "extra" copy if indeed that is what I have?

    Regards,
    Budgie2

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    Default Re: Recently Installed Software & KDE4

    You probably just have two menu items pointing to the same program. Just delete one of them.

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    Default Re: Recently Installed Software & KDE4

    Quote Originally Posted by Budgie2 View Post
    On looking more closely at the Multimedia menu inorder to follow the guidance kindly posted by you, I find that it appears to be installed already but with a different icon (not the blue one which I recognise).
    In KDE 4.1, if there's only one application in a menu/submenu, clicking on the menu's icon will launch the application.

    For example, if Amarok is the only item in Audio Player submenu in Application -> Multimedia, clicking on Audio Player icon will launch Amarok!

    They've removed this feature/bug in KDE 4.2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzlbob23 View Post
    You probably just have two menu items pointing to the same program. Just delete one of them.
    Hi. Problems on this thread all solved thansk. My question however was because surely, if using Yast, you shouldn't be able to install a second copy.

    Meanwhile and without any action from me other than opening KAudioCreator using the icon in "Multimedia" menu, the new KAudioCreator icon has vanished from the "Recently Installed" menu so now all is as it should be.

    Magic? or is there a system for moving stuff from "Recently Installed"

    Budgie2

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