These instructions will help you make a KDE desktop icon which starts the Sage notebook. Instructions for a Gnome desktop icon are probably similar.

Create a

`notebook.sage`file containing only the linenotebook(openviewer=True)

In your Desktop subdirectory, create a file

`Sage-notebook.desktop`containing the lines[Desktop Entry] Comment= Comment[de]= Encoding=UTF-8 Exec=/usr/local/bin/sage /home/martin/notebook.sage GenericName= GenericName[de]= Icon= MimeType= Name=Sage Name[de]=Sage Path=$HOME StartupNotify=true Terminal=false TerminalOptions= Type=Application X-DCOP-ServiceType= X-KDE-SubstituteUID=false X-KDE-Username=

You will have to edit the

`Exec=`line to point to your`sage`script and your`notebook.sage`file.Right click on the Sage notebook desktop icon and click on

`Properties`, then`Application`, then`Advanced Options`, then`Run in Terminal`. If you want to title the xwindow terminal, add in the terminal option box`-T "sage notebook"`.

To quit the Sage notebook, first enter `Ctrl-c` in the xwindow
terminal running Sage, then enter `Ctrl-d` to quit Sage in the
terminal, and finally close the browser (or browser tab) which was
displaying the Sage notebook server.

For a picture for your icon, check out the Sage art at http://wiki.sagemath.org/art.