Hi there

Sometimes you might like to have a desktop icon (like Windows) for running an application instead of a generic one.

For example - This works on a KDE desktop but similar for GNOME etc - say you want to run an application you've downloaded from the net --I'll give an example here - Calibre e-book management.

The Linux binary file will usually show this as its icon when you save the script to the desktop.

Calibre after install Icon on Linux : -

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Now if you click on the icon you will be able to change it to a user png file

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the easiest way is to either copy an ico file from windows and save as png or use icofx a windows application (free- but search as latest version are pay) and create one yourself or extract a windows ico file and save as png.

The last freeware version (Windows --works fine on W10) is about nr 3 down in this list

Last Freeware version: DiskDigger, Amic Email Backup, Mystic Thumbs, IcoFX, phpDesigner, Xinorbis

Now you've got a decent icon on your Linux desktop

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