I have a World of Warcraft installation in my wine directory, and I want to place a link to it in the desktop. But when I create a link with the right mouse button menu, and place it in my desktop, it doesn't start. I'm a newbie here, so, forgive me if this is one basic function that I didn't have the braincells to discover
Try to put "wine " without the quotes before the command in the command text box in the launcher.
Go to Applications->Wine->Programs-> and right click on a program and select Copy to Desktop (if there is no program, try installing 7-zip from 7-zip.org by setup - it will show up).
Then right click on the program on the Desktop and select Properties. By looking at the command in the lancher you can easily see how to create new launchers to other .exe programs.