Linux Debian Lxde How-to Create Application Launcher on Main Menu Easy Visual-Guide

August 28th, 2012 by Regaz

Making a New Lxde Applications Menu Launcher




The Guide Shows You How-to Make/Create/Add a New Launcher Item for Main Application Menu on All Linux Lxde Desktops.

The Process is Here Shown for a Debian Lxde Desktop But the Same Proces Remain Valid also for Fedora and the Others Linux Distros…

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;)

Linux Lxde Launcher
  1. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Debian Linux Wheezy Lxde Open Terminal
  2. Start the Lx-Desktop Shortcut GUI Launcher Creator
    lxshortcut -o /tmp/.desktop

    Alternatively you can Create the Launcher also Into: /var/lib/menu-xdg/applications/menu-xdg

    Debian Linux Lxde Create Launcher 1

  3. Set the App-Launcher Icon

    Click on “Change Icon”

    Try to Search the Icon between the Defaults One

    Debian Linux Lxde Launcher Creator - Set Icon

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

    How-to Locate Icons/Images

  4. Insert Name and Command

    Click On OK!

    Debian Linux Lxde Create Launcher 2

  5. Relocate Launcher
    su -c "mv /tmp/.desktop /usr/share/applications"
  6. Open with leafpad as SuperUser The New Launcher:
    sudo leafpad /usr/share/applications/newapplication.desktop

    In Fact there is a Limit in lxshortcut Gui Tool Because at this time it Do Not Set the Category for the Launcher.

  7. Set the Launcher Category

    How-to Set the Categoy on Launcher
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