Amiga – How to add an icon to Workbench 2.x

How to add an icon to Desktop of Workbench 2.x

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Create a text file with the name of the application to run
  2. Create a Project Icon pointing at IconX

1. Create a text file with the name of the application to run

  1. Open CLI from the Workbench menu Execute Command
  2. Go to the application path you want to run
  3. Create an empty text file with the name you’ll want for the icon, you can open it by typing the “ed <filename>” command
  4. Save and close. If you are with Ed, press Esc and type “sa” (save) then press Esc again and type “q” (quit)

2. Create a Project Icon pointing at IconX

  1. Go to Tools directory of Workbench, then open IconEdit
  2. On top menu, select Type > Project
  3. On top menu, Save as with the same name of the text file saved on the previous step
  4. Select the saved icon, then on the top menu select Icons > Information
  5. On Default Tool: type “C:IconX
  6. (Optional) If you want to prevent shell window opening, on Tool Types set value “WINDOWS=NIL:

To put the icon on the Workbench desktop, select the icon and on top menu select Icons > Leave Out

To return icon on the original position, select the icon and on top menu select Icons > Put Away

workbench_desktop Workbech desktop icons

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