Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon How-to Create New Application Launcher on Main Menu Visual-Guide

June 24th, 2012 by Regaz

The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Create a New Application Launcher inside to the Main Menu on Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon Maya Desktop.

The Practical Example Here Illustrated is About Adding the Firefox Nightly Entry inside to the Internet Apps Section Linux Mint.

The Technique is Useful for Adding Any New Software on a Linux Mint 13 Desktop.


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  1. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Linux Mint 13 Maya Mate Open Terminal
  2. Check if alacarte is there
    which alacarte

    To Get It Installed:

    su -c "apt-get install alacarte"
  3. Right-Click on Mint Menu >> Edit Menus
    Linux Mint Edit Menu


    Select Main Menu >> System Tools >> Preferences >> Main Menu

    Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon Edit Main Menu

  4. On Main Menu
    1. Select the Applications Group for the New Laucher
    2. Select New Item

    Linux Mint 13 Main Menu Add New Launcher

  5. Select the Icon

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

    Linux How-to Locate Files/Images

    Linux Mint 13 Main Menu Create Launcher Select Icon

  6. After Complete the Launcher Parameters with Executable Path

    Confirm with OK!

    Linux Mint 13 Main Menu Created New Launcher

  7. Save the New Created Application Launcher Linux Mint 13 Main Menu With New Launcher
  8. How-to Install Evernote Clone on Linux Mint:

    Evernote for Linux Mint
  9. Next you can Use the New Launcher

    If You Activated a New Category the Logout to Load the New Launcher.

    Linux Mint 13 Desktop with New Launcher

  10. How-to Install Google-Chrome Browser for Linux-Mint:

    Installing Chrome for Mint
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