SparkyLinux OpenBox How-to Create Application Launcher and Add Main Application Menu Item Easy Visual-Guide

March 28th, 2013 by Regaz

The Guide Shows You How-to Make/Create/Add a Launcher for Main Application Menu Item on SparkyLinux OpenBox Desktops.

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)

    Right-Click on Desktop >> Terminal Emulator

  2. Install lxshorcut Package

    sudo apt-get install lxshortcut
  3. Start the Lx-Desktop Shortcut GUI Launcher Creator
    gksu "lxshortcut -o /usr/share/applications/newapplication.desktop"

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

    Debian Linux Lxde Create Launcher 1

  4. 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
  5. Insert Name and Command

    Click On OK!

    Debian Linux Lxde Create Launcher 2

  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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