I am working on some documentation for a user guide for a computer business. I am trying to make things easy to understand. Does this look ok?
How To Create A Desktop Shortcut In KDE 4
Open the menu by clicking the PC button, go to Favorites, Dolphin and click on Dolphin to open the file manager. You will see an icon that says Desktop in the main window, click on it to open the Desktop folder.
Now you need to right click on an empty space to get a drop down menu. You will see Create New at the top and to your right you select Link to Application, a dialog box with 4 tabs should appear.
Select the Applications tab. (For this example we will use Firefox but you can do this with any application you like.) In the box that says Name type Firefox. In Description type Web Browser. In Comment we are going to type, Surf The Web. (You can use any comment you like, it is simply what displays when you hover your mouse over the icon.) Now we need the Command so we will click on the Browse button on the right and browse to Root, usr, bin, firefox. (All applications are in the bin folder.) Now you will select ok from the bottom of the dialog box.
Now you should have a generic looking icon in your Desktop Folder that says Link to Application. We need to pretty it up a bit. Right click on the icon and select Properties from the drop down dialog box. Click on the box in the General tab that has the question mark. Now you should see some icons to choose from, click on the firefox icon and then click on the ok button at the bottom of the tab.
Lastly we need to give the shortcut the name we want it to display. Right click on the shortcut and select Rename from the drop down dialog. Just type in Firefox and click on the Rename button and you are finished! Now you have a desktop shortcut for Firefox!
Creating a shortcut sounds a lot harder than it really is, it is really pretty easy once you have done it a time or two.
Suggestions are welcome. It has been years since I have tried to do anything like this.
Edit: I am gearing this towards people that have never used KDE before.