It's not always obvious how to do this. On Windows and Linux, right clicking on your desktop gives you the option, but Mac OS X does not.
However, Mac can still do this - see How to make Mac desktop shortcuts.
From: email@example.com (Dances With Crows) Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.misc Subject: Re: newbie question Date: 03 May 2000 16:51:26 EDT Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Wed, 3 May 2000 13:24:00 -0700, SIMO MOARI <<email@example.com>> shouted forth into the ether: > i've installed redhat 6.1 and i can connect thru' dhcp and browse >the internet. i've one question to ask may be silly, i want to put icons in >the desktop, how do i do that and is there any good website that are useful >for newbie users like me. i'm running kde desktop. Did you try looking in the *KDE Help Browser* for a basic KDE tutorial? RH's install puts that in the kpanel at the bottom of the screen. That will get you started; the icon looks like a book and a lightbulb. There should be a folder visible called "Templates". If you want to create a desktop icon for a certain program, copy the "Program" file from the Templates folder onto the desktop. Then right-click on the program template, select Properties, and config it to your heart's content... RH ships with a bunch of icons; you can make the thing look like many things by clicking on the default "gear" icon in the Properties dialog. https://www.linuxnewbie.org https://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO https://www.kde.org (KDE specific stuff) -- Matt G / Dances With Crows \###| You have me mixed up with more There is no Darkness in Eternity \##| creative ways of being stupid, But only Light too dim for us to see \#| as I have to run nothing but a (Unless, of course, you're working with NT)\| burp in the butt. --MegaHAL
From: set@ucsee.EECS.Berkeley.EDU (Sam E. Trenholme) Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.misc Subject: Re: newbie question Date: 3 May 2000 13:51:34 -0700 Message-ID: <8eq3gm$c4r$1@ucsee.EECS.Berkeley.EDU> The way you put news items in the desktop in Kde is very simple: Right click (click on the right mouse button) on the desktop (click on the right mouse button when your mouse cursor is on the desktop and looks like a big "X"). - Sam --
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