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Old November 2, 2008, 10:44 PM
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How do I make icons in ubuntu? Right now I'd like icons for file manager and boinc. I cant open the file manager unless I put in a disk (either a CD or USB drive) and wait for it to show up on the desk top then double click it, also I don't see it in any of the menus.

Second, I managed to move the boinc folder to a location where I wanted it - oddly that hasn't affected it running. I made a link to the boinkmgr file then dragged it to the desktop but it doesn't work. It does open up the boinc manager but it shows nothing, no tasks, but they are definitely there and working. Double clicking boincmgr in file manager also brings up the boinc manager and it does show the tasks properly.

What gives?

I googled it and found tons of threads on making icons... but making icon art not making functional icons so apparently it's not a problem others have.
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Old November 2, 2008, 11:02 PM
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Old November 3, 2008, 12:05 PM
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Thanks for the response but that looks like it only talks about the little pictures for the icons rather than making then do anything, which is what I'm having trouble with.

Unless I'm missing something....
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Old November 3, 2008, 01:37 PM
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I think you are referring to shortcuts.

Have a look at this link:
Make a shortcut at desktop(enlightment) - Ubuntu Forums

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no I know what you mean..

I think..

Do you want to create a shortcut? Or do you actually want to make a icon graphic for an object?
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Apparently I meant shortcuts. LOL that might make finding help a little easier also explains why I kept finding search results that show how to make the graphic.

Sorry,
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Apparently I meant shortcuts. LOL that might make finding help a little easier also explains why I kept finding search results that show how to make the graphic.

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right click desktop choose -> Create Launcher
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right click desktop choose -> Create Launcher
This is what I did before and I made the shortcut OK, and it does open Boinc manager, but all information is blank.... no projects, no tasks, no nothing. When I go to Place - Home Folder - blah blah - work my way to the Boinc folder and double click boincmgr everything works just fine.
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Old January 8, 2009, 06:47 PM
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This is what I did before and I made the shortcut OK, and it does open Boinc manager, but all information is blank.... no projects, no tasks, no nothing. When I go to Place - Home Folder - blah blah - work my way to the Boinc folder and double click boincmgr everything works just fine.
How did you setup the boinc software? That will play a key role in how it works for your shortcuts.
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Old January 8, 2009, 06:54 PM
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I don't think I had any choice in 'how' to install it. When I DL'ed it was in a compressed format - can't remember which format. I followed some guide on how to uncompress the file and it installed and started crunching.
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