How-to Manually Create a Custom Application Launcher on Pantheon Desktop

April 6th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Making a Pantheon Launcher




The Guide Shows You How-to Manually Create a Custom Application Launcher on Linux Pantheon Desktop.

Then Pantheon is the Default Elementary OS Desktop, it has been Build from Scratch with GTK and Gnome Theme.

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

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

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  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Ctrl+Alt+t

    Pantheon Open Terminal

    Linux How-to Easy Locate/Search/Find Files/Directories/Paths on Command Line:

    Linux Locate Command Utility
  2. Create Launcher Manually with Editor

    sudo su -c "nano /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop"

    Example:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Firefox
    Comment=Firefox Browser
    Exec=firefox
    Icon=/opt/firefox/firefox-latest/browser/icons/mozicon128.png
    StartupNotify=true
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=Network

    Ctrl+x to Save and Exit

    Linux How-to Properly SetUp the Launcher Category:

  3. The New Launcher on Pantheon Desktop Applications

    Pantheon Launcher on Applications
  4. How-to Install Latest Firefox on Linux Distros:

    Install Latest Firefox for Linux

    Get Installed Google-Chrome Browser on Linux Distros:

    Installing Chrome for Linux
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