How-to Create Ubuntu Unity Launcher

June 19th, 2012 by Regaz

Ubuntu Unity Launcher




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 Look: Solution




  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

    Ubuntu Gnome Create App Launcher 2

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

    Ubuntu Gnome Create App Launcher 3

  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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