How-to Create a New App Launcher on Main Menu for Kali GNU/Linux

May 22nd, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

How Launcher for Kali Linux

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Create/Add a New Application Launcher for Main Menu on Kali 1.x/2.x/2016 32-64bit GNU+Linux Gnome Desktop.

Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing.

Kali contains several hundred tools aimed at various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Forensics and Reverse Engineering.

Kali Linux is developed, funded and maintained by Offensive Security, a leading information security training company.

The Content and Details of the Guide are Expressly Reduced to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make Tut Easier to Follow ;)

Linux Kali How-to Add a New App Launcher on the Applications Main Menu - Featured

  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. Open the Main Menu Manager:
    Press Cmd and Search for “Main Menu”

    Kali Creating Main Menu App Launcher - Main Menu App Creator
    This process will Start the Gnome Main Menu Launcher Creator!

  4. Choose/Create an App Category
    In this Case for Example the “Internet” Entry

    Add New App Launcher on Kali Main Menu - Choosing Category
    To Create a Category for the App Click on New Menu

  5. Click on New Item

    How-to Create an App Launcher for Kali Linux Main Menu - New Item

  6. Fill in the App Data
    To Create a working Launcher at least a Name and a Command are Needed

    Add New App Launcher on Kali Main Menu - App Data

  7. How-to Easy Search for Files/Directories/Paths on Command Line:

    Shell find Command Quick-Start
  8. Browser for an App Launcher Icon (Optional)

    Adding a New App Launcher on Main Menu for Kali Linux - Browsing for App Icon
    Last Click on OK to Create the New App Launcher!

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