How to Create Menu Launcher Ubuntu Unity

June 19, 2012 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Create Menu Launcher Ubuntu Unity

You are Welcome! This Article shows you You Step-by-step How to Create a New Launcher on the Application Menu of Ubuntu Unity Desktop.

And the Practical Example Here illustrates How to Add a Firefox Nightly Entry into the Internet Apps Group.

Finally, this Technique is Useful for Adding Any New Software on Any Unity/Gnome Linux Desktop.

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  1. Check if the alacarte Package is there

    which alacarte

    If Not then Install It with:

    sudo apt-get install alacarte

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  2. Then Launch Alacarte Tool.

    • From Terminal

      alacarte
    • From Dash Home

      Search for “alacarte”.

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  3. Select or Create Menu.

  4. Click on New Item.

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  5. Fill In at least Name and Path to Binary
    Possibly Browse the File System to Find the Executable…

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  6. Next Click to the Left On the Launcher Icon
    Then Insert or Browse the Path to your Application Name .png Icon file.
    Here Below See How Locating Files/Icons on Linux Command Line

    Linux How to Locate Files on Command Line
  7. And when done Click on Close.

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  8. Finally, you may Log-Out and Log-In Again To Load the New Launcher
    For instance on Ubuntu 12 is needed to Load the New App Launcher.

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  9. How to Install Firefox Nightly on Linux
    Installing Firefox Nightly on most Linux Distros.


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