Command line launch vs .desktop launch

Sorin Schwimmer sxn02 at
Wed May 9 15:41:43 BST 2007

<sorry for the ugly look, I'm resending it as the
first time it didn't make it>

--- Sorin Schwimmer <sxn02 at> wrote:

> Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 20:17:29 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Sorin Schwimmer <sxn02 at>
> Subject: Re: Command line launch vs .desktop launch
> To: kde at
> Hello again,
> I have to apologise for asking the question wrong
> (blame it on my English).
> The application starts right away, but the icon
> keeps
> jumping close to the cursor, while in the tools bar
> there is a corresponding button with a spinning hour
> glass that stays for a while. They will go away
> eventually, together. These two are my problem.
> To answer to Kevin's question:
> At first, I created the .desktop file with the mouse
> (rigth click, new, link). Then I wanted to have a
> miniicon, and somwhere on the net I found that
> MiniIcon is the key. I included it by editing the
> file.
> It didn't work, I asked on this forum about it, and
> was told that is obsolete, so I commented it out
> (still don't know how to put a miniicon).
> So, by now, the original file generated
> automagically
> was already tampered with.
> Thanks for your answer,
> Sorin
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