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    Default KDE4 icons and command line commands

    I'm running Suse 11.3 with KDE4.

    I have an icon in my Kickoff Application Launcher for xterm. When
    I click on the icon, it apparently executes the command
    /usr/bin/xterm which generates a large window with a large font.

    I would like to get a smaller window with a smaller font. I know
    how to do that on a command line but to execute the command
    I need to _already_ have a window open so I can run the command.

    So how do I (a) add a new icon to the KDE launcher which
    generates the command I want or (b) change the existing icon
    so that it executes MY command and not the basic /usr/bin/xterm?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: KDE4 icons and command line commands

    Hello Larry1019,

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry1019
    I have an icon in my Kickoff Application Launcher for xterm. When
    I click on the icon, it apparently executes the command
    /usr/bin/xterm which generates a large window with a large font.

    I would like to get a smaller window with a smaller font. I know
    how to do that on a command line but to execute the command
    I need to _already_ have a window open so I can run the command.

    So how do I (a) add a new icon to the KDE launcher which
    generates the command I want or (b) change the existing icon
    so that it executes MY command and not the basic /usr/bin/xterm?
    Simply right-click on the Kickoff "Application Launcher" icon and select "Menu Editor".

    A new window will open.
    On your left a tree structure will appear, from there select xterm.
    If I'm not mistaking it's something like System->Terminal->XTerm.
    On your right you'll see some options to modify the XTerm launcher including the command to execute.
    Change it to the command you want and press save.

    Good luck!
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    Default Re: KDE4 icons and command line commands

    Thanks -- that looks like it will work. I'll try it when I get back in
    on Tuesday.

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