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Title: how to create a shortcut to electrum btc wallet
Post by: Jonny85 on February 01, 2019, 07:54:15 AM
Hi

I am running ubuntu 16.04 LTS and downloaded the latest version of electrum btc wallet but I dont know how to launch it or create a shortcut, can someone help please?


Title: Re: how to create a shortcut to electrum btc wallet
Post by: ETFbitcoin on February 01, 2019, 08:39:44 AM
How do you download/install electrum? Do you use guide from https://electrum.org/#download (https://electrum.org/#download)? If so, you can launch it by :
1. Click Alt+F2 and type electrum
2. Open terminal and type electrum
3. Use search application feature on Ubuntu

As for create a shortcut/launcher, you can check this guide https://askubuntu.com/questions/854373/how-to-create-a-desktop-shortcut (https://askubuntu.com/questions/854373/how-to-create-a-desktop-shortcut)


Title: Re: how to create a shortcut to electrum btc wallet
Post by: joniboini on February 01, 2019, 08:49:33 AM
Another way to do it (after you install your Electrum) is to open your "Activities" window (press Windows key on your keyboard or click "Activities" on top-left of your desktop), and click Electrum. Your Electrum apps will open and you'll notice an Electrum icon on your taskbar/dock. Right-click the icon and click "Add to favorites".

This will make you can run Electrum by simply clicking the icon on the dock.


Title: Re: how to create a shortcut to electrum btc wallet
Post by: Pmalek on February 01, 2019, 10:04:49 AM
Here is an older post from Bitcointalk where another user had a similar problem when trying to find his installation file. Try that as well if you want.

Type "which electrum" in a terminal. it'll tell you the location of the executable file. You can then copy that location into your gnome launcher creation window.

However  I will again recommend that you stop using linux for something so important until you become a lot more comfortable using it.


Title: Re: how to create a shortcut to electrum btc wallet
Post by: Artemis3 on February 03, 2019, 12:00:52 AM
Hi

I am running ubuntu 16.04 LTS and downloaded the latest version of electrum btc wallet but I dont know how to launch it or create a shortcut, can someone help please?

If you downloaded the binary, instead of using the package from the Ubuntu official repository, you first uncompress the compressed tar file into a folder, enter that folder and then you can launch it or make a shortcut from there.

If you select the file form there, pressing ctrl m makes a shortcut which you can move anywhere else.
https://aozoeky4dglp5sh0-zippykid.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/link-to-folder-file-nautilus.jpg

Also, what you probably actually want, is to lock the icon into the dock dash (name unrelated to the altcoin) on the left.

tl;dr

Just launch Electrum and when the icon shows in the dash, Right-click the application icon and select Add to Favorites. (https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/shell-apps-favorites.html.en)

https://i.stack.imgur.com/WyWCb.png