Linux Mint Xfce Howto Add/Create an Application Launcher

August 26th, 2012 by Regaz

Mint Xfce Menu Launcher Creation




The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Create/Add an Application Launcher in the Main Applications Menu on Linux Mint Xfce Desktops.

We Will Limit to Use the Categories Already Present Into the Applications Menu Without to Add Any New One.

The Process Require a Little Patience and a Minimal Skill to be Successfully Replicated.

To Make the Entire Process Easier to Visualize and Retain the Post Includes the Basic Screenshots of the Essentials Steps Involved.

The Content give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands to make it Easier to Understand;)

Mint Xfce App Launcher Creation - Featured
  1. Open a Terminal WindowLinux Mint 13 Xfce Open Terminal Window
  2. Start the Gui Launcher Creator

    sudo gksu -l 'exo-desktop-item-edit --create-new /usr/share/applications'
  3. This Command Create a Launcher into the Default Launchers Directory: /usr/share/applications

    Linux Mint 13 Maya Xfce Started Launcher Creator

  4. Set the Launcher Icon

    Click on “no icon”

    Try to Search the Icon between the Defaults One

    Linux Mint 13 Maya Xfce Launcher Creator - Set Icon

    Now if you Do Not Find it and Need Help to Locating the Icon Look:

    Linux How-to Locate Command
  5. Insert Name, Comment and Command

    Click On Create

    Linux Mint 13 Maya Xfce Launcher Ready 2 Create

  6. Open with Gedit as SuperUser The New Launcher:
    sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/newapplication.desktop

    In Fact there is a Limit in exo-desktop-item-edit Gui Tool Because at this time it Can Not Set the Category.

  7. Set the Category To Generate an Entry on the Appropriate Application Menu Section:

    How-to Set the Categoy on Launcher
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