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How to Create Desktop Shortcut for Packet Tracer 7.1.1 in Debian 9.5?

How to Create Desktop Shortcut for Packet Tracer 7.1.1 in Debian 9.5?

Creating shortcuts on Windows operating systems is quite easy. But building a desktop shortcut on a Linux-based Debian or Ubuntu can be a bit complicated.

To create a desktop shortcut for a program on Debian, you first need to edit the file of ProgramName.desktop. You need to configure this file by opening the Terminal as Root and using the gedit command.

In our previous article, we installed Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 on Debian 9.5. You can reach this article from the link below.

In this article, we will create a desktop shortcut for the Packet Tracer network simulator program installed on Debian.

How to Create Desktop Launcer for Packet Tracer 7.1.1 on Debian 9.5/9.4/9.3?

To create a desktop shortcut for Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 on Debian, follow the steps below in order.

   Step 1

First, open the Debian menu and check if there is a shortcut for Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1. As you can see in the following image, there is no shortcut for Packet Tracer on the desktop nor on the start menu.

How to Create Desktop Shortcut for Packet Tracer 7.1.1 in Debian 9.5?

   Step 2

On Debian 9, click Home, and then open the opt/pt/bin folder. Copy the file with the Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop extension to your desktop or drag and drop it.

How to Create Desktop Shortcut for Packet Tracer 7.1.1 in Debian 9.5?

   Step 3

Open the terminal and execute the following commands respectively. You need to open as Root to edit the Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop file.

su
ls
gedit Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop

 
How to Create Desktop Shortcut for Packet Tracer 7.1.1 in Debian 9.5?

   Step 4

After opening the Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop file, examine the Exec field.

How to Create Desktop Shortcut for Packet Tracer 7.1.1 in Debian 9.5?

   Step 5

Modify the Exec field of the Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop file as follows and save the file by clicking on the Save button.

Exec=/opt/pt/bin/PacketTracer7

 
How to Create Desktop Shortcut for Packet Tracer 7.1.1 in Debian 9.5?

   Step 6

And finally, in the Terminal, execute chmod +x Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop. This command will change the permissions of the Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop file and the shortcut on the desktop will be active.

Once you have applied the Chmod command, the Packet Tracer icon will appear as shown below.

chmod +x Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop

 
How to Create Desktop Shortcut for Packet Tracer 7.1.1 in Debian 9.5?

   Step 7

Once you have created the desktop shortcut for Cisco Packet Tracer on Debian, run the Cisco Packet Tracer by double-clicking the shortcut. As you can see in the image below, the Packet Tracer will open!

How to Create Desktop Shortcut for Packet Tracer 7.1.1 in Debian 9.5?

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How to Create Desktop Shortcut for Packet Tracer 7.1.1 in Debian 9.5/9.4/9.3? ⇒ Video

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  Final Word

How to Create Desktop Shortcut for Packet Tracer 7.1.1 in Debian 9.5/9.4/9.3– In this article, we have created a desktop shortcut for the Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 network simulator program on Linux-based Debian. Thanks for following us!

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