This is a discussion on Skype is installed but no icon to execute it on desktop? ahmm Help! within the iPad Help forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by Matth3w There is no "create shortcut" Are you sure it just didn't get stuck on some random springboard screen by itself? Also ...
and apple doesnt require a credit card to regiater an itunes account. open itunes and try to download a free app, when it asks you to log in tell it you need to create an account. When it asks for your payment method select the option that says NONE.
Last edited by MikesTooLz; 06-14-2010 at 08:10 AM.
Well, thru some research I was able to discover something called "Spotlight Search" by swipping my home screen to the left once.
Did a search on "Skype" and it showed in results. I clicked it and it ran my Skype. Still a mystery about where the desktop icon went but at least I can run it now and it still works.
Oh well, I guess no one here knows much about the desktop icons..Reply if you have specific solution.
I was gonna post another issue I had about how I mount my PC share to the ipad so I can access the videos on my ipad without copying them but just figured that one out by loading the "Air Video Server/client" application. OMG this thing rocks. Works on the internet as well. Just increased my use of the ipad by 200%!
Not understanding your incepted use of the iPad, it sounds as though hacking it as a desktop or notebook is the norm for you.
You SSH with Linux but aren't aware of a simple spotlight feature one screen over??
Sorry but it sounds like being your first Mac/Apple device, you may want to get more familiarized with the ground OS and just how easy it is to use without hacking. Once a person has the basics of operation and iTunes syc down, then I could see hacking outside resources into the daily routine or operations of the iPad. But until then it seems like tossing shredded lettuce at the rabbit and screaming profusely at it EAT EAT!
Try the carrots (app store) they are nice and fresh too.
I bet the icon is on it's own homescreen somewhere far to the right by itself. Could very well be since the OP didn't know about the swipe to the left, perhaps a swipe to the right might be in order until you can't swipe further so you know if it is just there somewhere.
Never once seen or heard anyone having issues with hacked apps or legal apps with the icon disappearing if they didn't have Categories installed.
Guessing that the problem exists between the user and iPad.
Well try to install it from the app store and see what happens.
This is my first Apple/Mac experience as I said in my first post.
I am a 25 vet of Unix admin so I always start at the internals and work my way back to the skin. It's the way I learn stuff since I was a kid. The fact the thing didn't even come with a hard copy manual is kinda McScrewed too but thats cool, I know how to use google. And yes, I am turning this toy into a full functional computer, thats why I am hacking it and it is coming along nicely. next thing is to get the 3G hooked up with a carrier here in Canada..The plans suck big time $20 for 500 MB, oh well..thanks
Free iBooks user manual as well as online. Many things don't come with hard copy instructions anymore.