Linux Debian Gnome 3 How-to Create New Application Launcher

September 11th, 2012 by Regaz

How Create App Launcher for Gnome 3 Linux Desktop




The Guide Shows You Step-by-StepHow-to Create a New Application Launcher on Debian Gnome 3 Linux Desktops.

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

The Technique is Useful for Adding Any New Software on a Gnome 3 Linux Desktop.

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  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Creating Launcher for Debian Gnome 3 Linux Desktop - Debian Gnome3 Open Terminal
  2. Check if Alacarte Menu Editor is there

    which alacarte

    To Install it:

    sudo apt-get install alacarte

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

  3. Activities >> Applications >> Main Menu
    Debian Linux Gnome 3 Main Menu Editor
  4. Click on New ItemGnome 3 Create Applications Main Menu Launcher Ad New Item
  5. How-to Install Latest Firefox on Debian Linux:
    Installing Latest Firefox for Debian.

  6. Next Click to the Left On the Launcher Icon.
    Gnome Create Applications Main Menu Entry 4

    Browse the Path to your Application Name .png Icon file.

    Under this Image you Find Link to Tutorial for Locating Images and Icons.

    Gnome Create Applications Main Menu Entry 4

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

    Linux How-to Locate Command
  7. Fill In Name and Path to Binary under Command

    Eventually you Can Browse the File System to Find the Executable in Question.

    Gnome 3 Create Applications Main Menu Launcher Properties
  8. How-to Install Latest Thunderbird on Debian Linux:
    Installing Latest Thunderbird on Debian Linux.

  9. Latest you Find the New Launcher inside to the Main Menu
    Gnome Create Applications Main Menu New Launcher on Desktop
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