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    Default Creating Link to Application Icon

    Can someone help me here.

    I have successfully installed Thunderbird and it's working fine.

    I have successfully created a "Link to Application" that also works from the Desktop Folder.

    A Silly problem, all i have as an icon is a Question Mark.

    Question, How do i give this "Link to Application" the thunderbird image / icon in place of the question mark?

    Mark

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    Default Re: Creating Link to Application Icon

    Quote Originally Posted by akwe-xavante
    Can someone help me here.

    I have successfully installed Thunderbird and it's working fine.

    I have successfully created a "Link to Application" that also works
    from the Desktop Folder.

    A Silly problem, all i have as an icon is a Question Mark.

    Question, How do i give this "Link to Application" the thunderbird
    image / icon in place of the question mark?

    Mark
    Hi
    You can either right-click on the shortcut and if you click on the
    icon, it should show the icons you can select. Else from the command
    line if you cd to the ~/Desktop and open the relevant *.desktop file
    with either vi, gedit/kate and change the icon name. Normally the icons
    live in /usr/share/icons for the names.

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    Default Re: Creating Link to Application Icon

    Right-click on the icon and click on the "Properties" option. See if the icon is clickable and changeable there. If not, click on the spanner-like icon and you get another window where you can change the icon.
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    Default Re: Creating Link to Application Icon

    akwe-xavante wrote:
    > Can someone help me here.
    >
    > I have successfully installed Thunderbird and it's working fine.
    >
    > I have successfully created a "Link to Application" that also works
    > from the Desktop Folder.
    >
    > A Silly problem, all i have as an icon is a Question Mark.
    >
    > Question, How do i give this "Link to Application" the thunderbird
    > image / icon in place of the question mark?
    >
    > Mark
    >
    >


    how did you install it? if you installed it using YaST it would add it
    to your menu as well as automatically set the standard Thunderbird icon..

    that is, you wouldn't have to make a "Link to Application" on your
    desktop..

    if you didn't want to open the menu to find Thunderbird, you could
    just do that one time and *drag* a clickable link to your desktop, or
    wherever you want it (like a dock, a folder, a task bar...most
    anywhere you want..

    since you 'installed' it--if you right click on that "Question Mark"
    you probably get a menu which includes something like "Configure
    [something] Button" if you select that, then click on the displayed
    "Question Mark" icon and i think will open a long list of available
    icons...just pick one, and accept it..

    but, my recommendation is to stop using last century's ways of
    installing programs, and learn the right way to do it with YaST or
    Zypper, see: http://en.opensuse.org/Concepts

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    palladium

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    Default Re: Creating Link to Application Icon

    Thank you all for your replies.

    I did use yast to install Thunderbird.

    OK, i right clicked then i found that i had to double click (a single click didn't do anything) on the actual Question mark icon.

    This gave me many choices to choose from.

    Job done and sorted.

    Thank you everybody.

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