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    Desktop Shortcuts

    Heyo, so I'm using Fedora with Gnome. Completely new to this operative system.
    After some struggle I managed to get desktop icons to show up.

    Using Fedora 30

    But now I'm struggling to create shortcuts for executables I'd like to run from the desktop. For example I'd like to have a desktop shortcut to run eclipse.
    gnome-tweak-tools doesn't have the option to create shortcuts.

    I tried creating an "eclipse.desktop" file but that didn't work either.

    Any ideas?
    I'm entirely new so if there's information I should have posted, let me know.

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    Re: Desktop Shortcuts

    Can you do a search for *.desktop (the configuration file for eclipse)?
    You may need a small shell script into which the eclipse desktop line used execute can be pasted.
    Here is part of my search
    sudo su
    $ cd /usr
    $ find . -name "*.desktop" -print
    ./lib64/libreoffice/share/xdg/base.desktop
    ./lib64/libreoffice/share/xdg/calc.desktop
    ./lib64/libreoffice/share/xdg/draw.desktop
    ./lib64/libreoffice/share/xdg/impress.desktop
    ./lib64/libreoffice/share/xdg/math.desktop
    ./lib64/libreoffice/share/xdg/startcenter.desktop
    ./lib64/libreoffice/share/xdg/writer.desktop
    ./lib64/libreoffice/share/xdg/xsltfilter.desktop
    ./lib64/gnome-settings-daemon-3.0/gtk-modules/at-spi2-atk.desktop
    ./lib64/gnome-settings-daemon-3.0/gtk-modules/canberra-gtk-module.desktop
    ./lib64/gnome-settings-daemon-3.0/gtk-modules/pk-gtk-module.desktop

    My own Desktop files

    find $HOME -name "*.desktop" -print

    ./.local/share/applications/dofstrim.desktop
    ./.local/share/applications/development.desktop
    ./.local/share/applications/dropbox.desktop
    ./.local/share/applications/userapp-Firefox-YEG1YZ.desktop
    ./.local/share/applications/mounted.desktop
    ./.config/autostart/ignore-lid-switch-tweak.desktop
    ./.config/autostart/dofstrim.desktop
    ./.config/autostart/dropbox.desktop
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