How-to Create an Application Launcher on Linux Xubuntu 12 Easy Visual-Guide

September 2nd, 2012 by Regaz



This Article Shows YouHow-to Create a New Item Application Launcher into the Applications Menu on Linux Xubuntu Desktop.

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

The Content and Details are Expressly Reduced to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands.

Xubuntu Launcher
  1. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands) Xubuntu Open Terminal Window
  2. Start the Gui Launcher Creator
    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

    Xubuntu Started Launcher Creator

  4. Set the Launcher Icon

    Click on “no icon”

    Try to Search the Icon between the Defaults One

    Xubuntu Started Launcher Creator

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

    Linux How-to Locate Command

    Xubuntu Started Launcher Creator

  5. Insert Name and Command

    Click On Create

    Xubuntu Launcher Ready 2 Create

  6. Set the Application Category:

    Linux Desktop Tutorials
  7. Launcher Successfuly Inserted into the Choosen Category on Applications MenuXubuntu Launcher Inserted into Applications Menu
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