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Cant find Icon after install application

asked 2013-12-29 15:04:24 -0600

JShua gravatar image

updated 2014-12-28 02:10:30 -0600

mether gravatar image

I am trying to install ThinkOrSwim on fedora 20. It's not an issue with my computer i'm having, its my own issue... :'\ After I install ThinkOrSwim it runs, runs good and everything is fine - but I can never find the icon to run the application after I close it, forcing me to install it every time I want to use it...

Any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong?

Thank you

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how to intalled ThinkOrSwim? I need more information, because you can make a launcher...

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2013-12-30 02:24:16 -0600 )edit

I have installed it, but I dont know how to make a launcher - i have been looking for an icon... How do i make a launcher for it?

I can run it, works fine after install. but when I close it I cant find where to reopen it...

JShua gravatar imageJShua ( 2013-12-30 15:19:42 -0600 )edit

Do you mean https://mediaserver.thinkorswim.com/installer/install.html? If so, as an unpriviledged user: cd; wget "https://mediaserver.thinkorswim.com/installer/InstFiles/thinkorswim_installer.sh"; sh thinkorswim_installer.sh. During installation choose echo $HOME/thinkorswim as "Destination directory". You will be able to launch the program from a terminal by issuing the $HOME/thinkorswim/thinkorswim command. You can also create a launcher as described here https://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/31805/

marcindulak gravatar imagemarcindulak ( 2014-01-03 11:01:52 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-08-08 00:57:03 -0600

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updated 2018-08-08 01:04:01 -0600

I am using Fedora 28* and below is how I created a launcher for thinkorswim:

#/home/mdl/.local/share/applications/thinkorswim.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=thinkorswim
Comment=thinkorswim trading platform
# path to application
Exec=/home/mdl/thinkorswim/thinkorswim
# path to icon
Icon=/home/mdl/thinkorswim/.install4j/thinkorswim.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Unknown

The lines beginning with a # are notes, first line is the path to the launcher file on my user account, second comment is the path to the shell script, and the third comment is the path to the thinkorswim icon. These comments/notes should most likely be modified for your account/system.

* I realize this is an old question but others may want to do this also. (I was working 80+ hour weeks for the past five years.)

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