How-to Create Application Launcher on Ubuntu Unity Desktop

June 19th, 2012 by Regaz

How-to Create an Ubuntu Unity Launcher




This Article Shows You You Step-by-step How-to Create a New Application Launcher on the Main Menu of Ubuntu Linux Unity Desktop.

The Practical Example Here Illustrated is About Adding the Firefox Nightly Entry inside to the Internet Applications Group.

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

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

    If Not Present then Install It with

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    apt-get install alacarte



  2. Start the Alacarte Tool
    • From Terminal
      alacarte
    • From Dash Home

      Search for “alacarte”

    Ubuntu Gnome Create App Launcher 1




  3. Click on New ItemUbuntu Gnome Create App Launcher 2
  4. Fill In Name and Path to Binary under Command

    Then Insert the Path or Browse the File System to Find the Executable in Question.

    Ubuntu Gnome Create App Launcher 3

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

    Then Insert or Browse the Path to your Application Name .png Icon file.

    Here Below Link to Article with Tutorial 4 Locating Files/Icons Under Linux..

    Linux How-to Locate Command
  6. Click on Close
    Ubuntu Gnome Create App Launcher 4Ubuntu Gnome Create App Launcher 5
  7. Latest you Log-Out and Log-In Again To Load the New Launcher

    On Ubuntu 12 Log-Out and Log-In again to Load the New App Launcher!

    Ubuntu Gnome Create App Launcher 6

How-to Install Firefox Nightly on Linux
Installing Firefox Nightly on Most Linux Distros.

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