How-to Create a New App Launcher for Linux Lubuntu Easy Visual-Guide

October 2nd, 2012 by Regaz

Making a Lubuntu Menu App Launcher




The Article Shows You Howto Make/Create/Add a New Application Launcher Item into the Main Menu on Linux Lubuntu Lxde Desktop.

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

The Practical Example Shown Up here is About Making a Firefox Nightly Launcher, on the Bottom you Find Link to Setup Firefox Nightly for Lubuntu.

The Content and Details are Expressly Reduced to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make Tut Easier to Read & Digest ;)

Linux Lxde Launcher
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Linux Lubuntu 12 Open Terminal
  2. Start the Lxde GUI Creator
    sudo su -c "lxshortcut -o /usr/share/applications/myApp.desktop"

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

  3. Insert Name and CommandLinux Lubuntu 12 Lxde Create Launcher Data
  4. Set the Launcher Icon

    Click on “Change Icon”

    Try to Search the Icon between the Defaults One

    Linux Lubuntu 12 Lxde Launcher Creator - Set Icon

    Now if you Do Not Find it Look:

    How-to Locate Icons/Images

    Linux Lubuntu 12 Lxde Create Launcher with Icon

    Latest Click On OK!

  5. Set the Launcher Categories:
    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 Any Category for the Launcher.

  6. Set the Category:

    To Set New Item on the Appropriate Application Menu Section.

    How-to Set the Categoy on Launcher

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