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EXAMPLE SHORTCUT

We'll make a shortcut to SeaMonkey; an all-in one suite of Internet applications. First we'll have to install it. Note: If you are only interested in installing SeaMonkey and could care less about creating shortcuts; check out this install-seamonkey script by Israel Dahl (instructions here).

1. Go to SeaMonkey's website and download SeaMonkey.
Download Seamonkey
2. Go to the Downloads folder, right-click the seamonkey-2.xx.x.tar.bz2 file and choose Extract Here from the drop-down menu. Once extracted, you may delete the original download.

Extract Here

3. It doesn't come with an icon; so download SeaMonkey.png from Wikimedia.

Seamonkey icon

4. Save SeaMonkey.png (or move) into Downloads/seamonkey/icons.

5. Go to Menu --> System Tools --> LXTerminal (or Ctrl+Alt+T)
and type (or copy and paste): gksu pcmanfm

6. View the files as Directory Tree.

Directory Tree

7. Select the seamonkey folder in Downloads, right-click and choose cut from the drop-down menu. Then navigate to /usr/share

8. Select the share folder and paste

9. Right click an empty space on the desktop and choose Create New... Empty File from the drop-down menu. Save the file as seamonkey.desktop

 Open in
            Leafpad

10. Right click the file and choose Leafpad from the drop-down menu. Copy and paste the text below into the file and save. "X" out of the shortcut.

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Seamonkey
Comment=WYSIWYG HTML Editor
GenericName=Seamonkey
Exec=/usr/share/seamonkey/seamonkey %u
Icon=/usr/share/seamonkey/icons/SeaMonkey.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Development;IDE;
StartupNotify=true


Note: The shortcut above is for someone using SeaMonkey's Composer application for WYSIWYG web design. The Categories properties will put SeaMonkey under Programming in the menu.
If you plan to use SeaMonkey for something different (Email, newsgroups, web browsing); you'll want to change the Comment and the Categories properties to reflect that. And if using SeaMonkey's web browser component; several of Mozilla's command-line arguments may be useful in the "Exec" properties, like -new-window and -new-tab.
Comment=Web Browser
Exec=/usr/share/seamonkey/seamonkey -new-window %u http://savingus.org/
Categories=Network;WebBrowser;


11. Double-click the shortcut on the desktop to open SeaMonkey.

SeaMonkey Shortcut

12. In SeaMonkey, go to Edit --> Preferences... --> Appearance. Check the app(s) you'd like to open automatically when SeaMonkey starts. We choose Composer for this example, but you may want SeaMonkey to automatically open the Browser, Mail & Newsgroups, Address Book, or ChatZilla.

SeaMonkey Preferences


Stop here if you'd just like a Desktop Shortcut

Continue to add the shortcut to the menu


13. Right-click the shortcut on the desktop and choose cut from the drop-down menu (or copy if you'd like to leave a shortcut on the Desktop too).

14. Go to Menu --> System Tools --> LXTerminal (or Ctrl+Alt+T)
and type (or copy and paste): gksu pcmanfm
Then navigate to /usr/share/applications

15. Select the applications folder and paste.

16. "X" out of any open windows and try out the new SeaMonkey menu entry. It should be there already, but if not; enter lxpanelctl restart in LXTerminal, or log out and log back in.

Seamonkey in the
            Menu


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