knome wrote:konaexpress wrote:
All this started when I was trying to find a program on the hard drive so I could make a shortcut for it on the desktop or in the dock. I had no idea where to tell it to find the program and I still don't!
Dragynn mentioned drag-n-drop from the Menu. This is an important point for a gnome/linux newbie. Always look first for your application in the Menu. If it's not in the Menu then you can follow the other pieces of advice given in the thread.
Indeed, that's the easiest way, drag-n-drop it or simply right-click and choose "add this launcher to desktop", gnome 2 has most of the same functionality as windows, and should be fairly intuitive for ex-windows users.