Changing Default Desktop Icons

tomw at tomw at
Fri Aug 11 16:05:33 CEST 2006

I feel like a fool .... how exacltly do you create a application launcher on your desktop?

When I right click on a binary or shell script using  thunar my only choice(s) are to
create a link on the desktop on send it as a email.

Dragging an item from thunar onto the desktop doesn't work either.

What perfectly obvious step am I not seeing ....

----- Original Message -----From: Erik Harrison <erikharrison at>Date: Friday, August 11, 2006 12:11 amSubject: Re: Changing Default Desktop IconsTo: XFCE general discussion list <xfce at>> You can't change the icon for a file, but you can create a desktop> file for it which itself will be treated as a launcher, with custom> icons and the works> > > On 8/10/06, tomw at  wrote:> > Is it possibe to change the default desktop icon for a shell script?> >> > I've got a favorite windows game (Cribbage) ... that I startup > using wine in a shell script.> >> > If I create a link or copy the file to the desktop I'm unable > to chnge the icon.> >> > Am I doing some thing wrong?> >> >> > _______________________________________________> > Xfce mailing list> > Xfce at> >> >> >> > > -- > Erik> > "If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it> would have changed the history of music... and of aviation."> _______________________________________________> Xfce mailing list> Xfce at>>> 

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