Howto Create Launcher from Terminal for Gnome Debian/Ubuntu

April 28th, 2012 by Regaz

Here is Described the Procedure to Add a Launcher to Panel on Debian from Terminal.

This Generic Way to Add a Launcher is Valid in Any Gnome Debian-Ubuntu System.


  1. Check if alacarte Package is Installed:
    which alacarte

    Eventually Install it with:

    sudo apt-get install alacarte
  2. Start the Menu Editor
    • Start the alacarte Package from Terminal:
    • On Gnome Desktop

      Applications >> System Tools >> Preferences >> Main Menu

      Debian Gnome Desktop Create Application Launcher

  3. Select your Panel and Add Item

    The Launcher Creator Utility will Pop-Up.

    Fill In Data, Choose Icon and Save

    Link 2 Tut 4 Locating Files and Images:

After you Should Find you New Launcher Inside the Panel.

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