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icon5.gif  How do i open eclipse via desktop icon? [message #1673313] Sat, 14 March 2015 08:57 Go to next message
andre botha is currently offline andre bothaFriend
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How do i open eclipse via a desktop icon?? I have to go to my downloads folder and extract and open it like that... every time... I tried dragging the icon to the desktop but it didnt want to open with this message

"The Eclipse executable launcher was unable to locate its companion shared library."

any help would be much appreciated. thanks in advance!!
Re: How do i open eclipse via desktop icon? [message #1675616 is a reply to message #1673313] Sun, 15 March 2015 05:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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That's actually very little to go on. What platform are you on? Which file did you download? Does "dragging the icon to the desktop" mean creating a shortcut? Moving the executable itself?

Nitin Dahyabhai
Eclipse Web Tools Platform
Re: How do i open eclipse via desktop icon? [message #1676651 is a reply to message #1673313] Sun, 15 March 2015 15:24 Go to previous message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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On 03/14/2015 11:55 PM, andre botha wrote:
> How do i open eclipse via a desktop icon?? I have to go to my downloads
> folder and extract and open it like that... every time... I tried
> dragging the icon to the desktop but it didnt want to open with this
> message
>
> "The Eclipse executable launcher was unable to locate its companion
> shared library."
> any help would be much appreciated. thanks in advance!!

The icon you may be clicking on is probably nothing more than that: an
icon. It's for use by Linux developers who want to set up a launcher
that uses that icon and for Windows developers who want to set up a
short-cut (and use that icon).

What you do, as Nitin points out, depends on your platform.
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