On my KDE system, I simply used the file browser to navigate to the Firefox executable, then drug it to the desktop--and it asked whether I wanted a link or to move the executable. I chose "link" and never looked back.
--- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, J <dreadpiratejeff@...> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 14:24, Roy <linuxcanuck@...> wrote:
> > The icon that you speak of is not to launch FF. It was likely put there when
> > you installed a replacement for Firefox. It sounds like you may have enabled
> Firefox doesn't give the option of putting a launcher on the desktop?
> Mine always did, icon and everything.