Linux Gnome How-to Create New Application Launcher on Applications Main Menu

May 27th, 2012 by Regaz

Create a Gnome 2 Menu App Launcher



This Article Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Create a New Application Launcher inside to the Main Menu of the Top Gnome Panel.

The Practical Example Here Illustrated is About Adding the Firefox Entry inside to the Internet Section a Debian Linux.

The Technique is Useful for Adding Any New Software on a Gnome Linux Installation.

Gnome Linux Crazy Penguin
  1. Check or Install 4 the “alacarte” Package
    which alacarte

    If Not Present then Install It with

    • Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS, Oracle linux…
      sudo yum install alacarte
    • Unbuntu, Debian…
      sudo apt-get install alacarte
  2. Start the Alacarte Tool
    • From Terminal
      alacarte
    • From Desktop

      Applications >> System Tools >> Preferences >> Main Menu

      Or

      Applications >> Accessories >> Main Menu

    Gnome Create Applications Main Menu Entry 1

  3. To Left Select the App Category

    Click on New Item

    Gnome Create Applications Main Menu Entry 2

  4. Fill In Name and Path to Binary under Command

    Eventually you Can Browse the File System to Find the Executable in Question.

    Gnome Create Applications Main Menu Entry 3

  5. Next Click to the Left On the Launcher Icon.

    Browse the Path to your Application Name .png Icon file.

    Under this Image you Find Link to Tutorial for Locating Images and Icons.

    Gnome Create Applications Main Menu Entry 4

    Here Below you Find a Link to Article with Tutorial on Locating Files Under Linux..

    How-to Easy Find/Search Files/Directories/Images on Linux.

    Linux How-to Use the LocateCommand
  6. Click on OK

    Gnome Create Applications Main Menu Entry 5

  7. Finally the New Launcher on the Menu

    Gnome Create Applications Main Menu Entry 6Gnome Create Applications Main Menu Entry 7

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