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jillpad

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Aug 2012, 15:14    Post subject:  change icon referants  

Now have Lupu 528 bootable from flash drive. Brilliant. But the 'Mail' desktop icon gives me Sylpheed. I want to remove Sylpheed, instal Thunderbird, and have this icon open it. Can I do this? Any help, please?
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug 2012, 01:25    Post subject:  

Hello, jillpad! Welcome to the kennels!

That's easy! Very Happy

Go to the /usr/local/bin directory. Once there,
look for and open the file "defaultemail".

You'll see a line that goes "exec sylpheed".

Make it inoperative by adding a number sign in front of it, like so:
Code:
# exec sylpheed


Add a new line below it:
Code:
exec thunderbird


Save the edited file.

There you go! Now when you click on the email icon on the desktop, thunderbird should start instead of sylpheed.

P.S. Make sure you have the actual thunderbird executable or a link to it in /usr/bin. Otherwise you'll have to indicate the full path to your thunderbird in the defaultemail script, for example:

Code:
exec /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird


I'm doing this from memory, so it may lack precision, but I'm sure you get the idea.

BFN

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