[SOLVED] Add desktop icons

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[SOLVED] Add desktop icons

Postby mazzocco » 2018-10-12 12:52

Hi,
I'm totally new to linux so I'm starting out with Debian :)
I'm trying to add a desktop icon for my home folder but I don't know where to start. I've searched the web (google, duckduckgo) but all I find is how to make shortcuts on Gnome.
I'm using Debian 9.5 stretch with the lxde DE.

I've tried right-clicking on things, making .desktop files and logging out/in but it doesn't seem to help (I'm coming from MS Windows to linux for the first time so please bear with me)

Story behind me using linux, in short, is that I don't want to pay for windows on a used laptop when all I do is stream hbo/netflix, browse the web on it and use it for mail.
Everything from flash install to getting a mail program I found guides to on the net this however, got me beat :(

mazzocco

PS: The search on the forum just tells me to try again in a few minutes (which I did some times but just got the same message)
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Re: Add desktop icons

Postby arochester » 2018-10-12 13:17

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Re: Add desktop icons

Postby None1975 » 2018-10-12 13:59

Right click on the desktop and select Create New > Blank File . Give the file the name Home.desktop. An icon named Home will appear on the desktop. Right click on it and select Leafpad to open it. (Or other editor of your choice). Copy this text into Leafpad and Save.

Code: Select all
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=pcmanfm
Icon=user-home
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=true
MimeType=x-directory/normal;inode/directory;

Name=Home
Name[af]=Tuiste
Name[ar]=المنزل
Name[as]=ঘৰ
Name[be]=Хатняя тэчка
Name[be@latin]=Dom
Name[bg]=Домашна директория
Name[bn]=ব্যক্তিগত ফোল্ডার
Name[bn_IN]=ব্যক্তিগত ফোল্ডার
Name[br]=Er-gêr
Name[ca]=Inici
Name[ca@valencia]=Inici
Name[cs]=Můj adresář
Name[csb]=Dodóm
Name[cy]=Cartref
Name[da]=Hjem
Name[de]=Persönlicher Ordner
Name[el]=Προσωπικός φάκελος
Name[eo]=Hejmo
Name[es]=Carpeta personal
Name[et]=Kodu
Name[eu]=Etxea
Name[fa]=آغازه
Name[fi]=Koti
Name[fr]=Dossier personnel
Name[fy]=Thús
Name[ga]=Baile
Name[gl]=Persoal
Name[gu]=ઘર
Name[he]=בית
Name[hi]=घर
Name[hne]=घर
Name[hr]=Početak
Name[hsb]=Domjacy zapisk
Name[hu]=Saját könyvtár
Name[is]=Heimasvæðið þitt
Name[ja]=ホーム
Name[ka]=სახლში
Name[kk]=Мекен
Name[km]=ផ្ទះ
Name[kn]=ನೆಲೆ (ಹೋಮ್)
Name[ko]=홈
Name[ku]=Mal
Name[lt]=Pradžia
Name[lv]=Mājas
Name[mai]=घर
Name[mk]=Дома
Name[ml]=തട്ടകം
Name[mr]=मुख्य
Name[ms]=Laman Utama
Name[nb]=Hjem
Name[nds]=Tohuus
Name[ne]=गृह
Name[nn]=Heim
Name[oc]=Repertòri personal
Name[or]=ଘର
Name[pa]=ਘਰ
Name[pl]=Katalog domowy
Name[pt]=Pasta Pessoal
Name[pt_BR]=Pasta do usuário
Name[ro]=Acasă
Name[ru]=Домашняя папка
Name[se]=Ruoktu
Name[si]=නිවස
Name[sk]=Domov
Name[sl]=Dom
Name[sr]=Домаће
Name[sr@latin]=Domaće
Name[sv]=Hem
Name[ta]=அகம்
Name[te]=ఇల్లు
Name[tg]=Компютер
Name[th]=พื้นที่ส่วนตัว
Name[tr]=Ev Dizini
Name[uk]=Домівка
Name[uz]=Uy
Name[uz@cyrillic]=Уй
Name[vi]=Nhà
Name[wa]=Måjhon
Name[xh]=Ikhaya
Name[x-test]=xxHomexx
Name[zh_CN]=主文件夹
Name[zh_TW]=家目錄

GenericName=Personal Files
GenericName[af]=Persoonlike Lêers
GenericName[ar]=الملفات الشخصية
GenericName[as]=ব্যক্তিগত নথিপত্ৰ
GenericName[be]=Персанальныя файлы
GenericName[be@latin]=Ułasnyja fajły
GenericName[bg]=Лични файлове
GenericName[bn]=ব্যক্তিগত ফাইলসমূহ
GenericName[bn_IN]=ব্যক্তিগত ফাইল
GenericName[br]=Restroù deoc'h
GenericName[ca]=Fitxers personals
GenericName[ca@valencia]=Fitxers personals
GenericName[cs]=Osobní soubory
GenericName[csb]=Swòje lopczi
GenericName[cy]=Ffeiliau Personol
GenericName[da]=Personlige filer
GenericName[de]=Eigene Dateien
GenericName[el]=Προσωπικά αρχεία
GenericName[eo]=Personaj dosieroj
GenericName[es]=Archivos personales
GenericName[et]=Isiklikud failid
GenericName[eu]=Fitxategi pertsonalak
GenericName[fa]=پرونده‌های شخصی
GenericName[fi]=Omat tiedostot
GenericName[fr]=Fichiers personnels
GenericName[fy]=Persoanlike map
GenericName[ga]=Comhaid Phearsanta
GenericName[gl]=Ficheiros persoais
GenericName[gu]=અંગત ફાઇલો
GenericName[he]=קבצים אישיים
GenericName[hi]=निजी फ़ाइलें
GenericName[hne]=निजी फाइल मन ल
GenericName[hr]=Osobne datoteke
GenericName[hsb]=Wosobinske dataje
GenericName[hu]=Személyes fájlok
GenericName[is]=Skrárnar þínar
GenericName[it]=File personali
GenericName[ja]=個人のファイル
GenericName[ka]=პირადი საქაღალდეები
GenericName[kk]=Дербес файлдар
GenericName[km]=ឯកសារ​ផ្ទាល់​ខ្លួន
GenericName[kn]=ವೈಯಕ್ತಿಕ ಕಡತಗಳು
GenericName[ko]=개인적인 파일
GenericName[ku]=Pelên takekesî
GenericName[lt]=Asmeniniai failai
GenericName[lv]=Personīgie faili
GenericName[mai]=निज फाइलसभ
GenericName[mk]=Лични датотеки
GenericName[ml]=സ്വകാര്യ ഫയലുകള്‍
GenericName[mr]=खाजगी फाइल
GenericName[ms]=Fail Peribadi
GenericName[nb]=Personlige filer
GenericName[nds]=De egen Dateien
GenericName[ne]=व्यक्तिगत फाइल
GenericName[nl]=Persoonlijke map
GenericName[nn]=Personlege filer
GenericName[or]=ବ୍ୟକ୍ତିଗତ ଫାଇଲଗୁଡ଼ିକ
GenericName[pa]=ਨਿੱਜੀ ਫਾਇਲਾਂ
GenericName[pl]=Pliki osobiste
GenericName[pt]=Ficheiros Pessoais
GenericName[pt_BR]=Arquivos pessoais
GenericName[ro]=Fișiere personale
GenericName[ru]=Личные файлы
GenericName[se]=Iežat fiillat
GenericName[si]=පුද්ගලික ගොනු
GenericName[sk]=Osobné súbory
GenericName[sl]=Osebne datoteke
GenericName[sr]=Лични фајлови
GenericName[sr@latin]=Lični fajlovi
GenericName[sv]=Personliga filer
GenericName[ta]=தனிப்பட்ட கோப்புகள்
GenericName[te]=వ్యక్తిగత దస్త్రాలు
GenericName[tg]=Файлҳои шахсӣ
GenericName[th]=แฟ้มส่วนตัว
GenericName[tr]=Kişisel Dosyalar
GenericName[uk]=Особисті файли
GenericName[uz]=Shaxsiy fayllar
GenericName[uz@cyrillic]=Шахсий файллар
GenericName[vi]=Tập tin Cá nhân
GenericName[wa]=Fitchîs da vosse
GenericName[xh]=Iifayile Zobuqu
GenericName[x-test]=xxPersonal Filesxx
GenericName[zh_CN]=个人文件
GenericName[zh_TW]=個人檔案
Categories=FileManager;Utility;Core;GTK;
OnlyShowIn=LXDE;

Your Home Icon should now be working.
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Re: [SOLVED] Add desktop icons

Postby mazzocco » 2018-10-12 14:48

#1
I found that article too but it doesn't tell me how to add a desktop icon/shortcut to the desktop.

#2
That was the solution I was looking for, thank you so much. Can't believe it was that simple but I guess linux isn't that hard if you just use it for "normal" use like I do.

Marked the topic as [SOLVED] like others have done on the forum when the help they got fixed their problem.

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