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How to create newly installed firefox 54 desktop launch/shortcut instead of starting from file using Linux OS?

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Managed to update firefox from 34 to 54 via ~/firefox/firefox at Linux terminal. but have to go into firefox file and double click firefox program file for it to launch. I had to delete the launch shortcuts for 34 but can figure out how to get a desktop launch/shortcut for firefox 54. Any help would be great. This is on an old NEC versa pro VY10A with a Centrino Duo. Thanks!

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You updated or downloaded Firefox from and you removed a symlink to ~/firefox/firefox from ~/Desktop, yes?

You can make Firefox your default browser from Preferences which would create ~/.local/share/applications/userapp-Firefox-*.desktop

Then in your terminal emulator do:

cd ~/Desktop/
ln -s ~/.local/share/applications/userapp-Firefox-*.desktop .

The dot at the end is important.

About ~/.local/share/applications/userapp-Firefox-*.desktop

You may have to comment out NoDisplay=true or set it to false

You can also add Icon=firefox

You can use this script for the icons to work:

## assuming firefox/ is extracted in ~/Downloads/
## chmod +x this-script
## ./this-script to run
## Icons
  for i in 16x16 32x32 48x48; do
    mkdir -pv ~/.icons/hicolor/$i/apps/
    cp -v ~/Downloads/firefox/browser/chrome/icons/default/default${i/x*}.png \
## 128x128
  mkdir -pv ~/.icons/hicolor/128x128/apps/
  cp -v ~/Downloads/firefox/browser/icons/mozicon128.png \

Let us know if this helped.