Linux Mint Xfce Howto Add/Create an Application Launcher

August 26, 2012 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Mint Xfce Menu Launcher Creation

The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How to Create/Add an Application Launcher in the Main Applications Menu on Linux Mint Xfce Desktops.

We Will Limit to Use the Categories Already Present Into the Applications Menu Without to Add Any New One.

The Process Require a Little Patience and a Minimal Skill to be Successfully Replicated.

And this Visual Guide includes the Basic Screenshots of All GUI Steps involved.

The Content give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands to make it Easier to Follow.

Mint Xfce App Launcher Creation - Featured
  1. Open a Terminal WindowLinux Mint 13 Xfce Open Terminal Window

  2. Start the Gui Launcher Creator

    sudo gksu -l 'exo-desktop-item-edit --create-new /usr/share/applications'
  3. This Command Create a Launcher into the Default Launchers Directory: /usr/share/applications.

    Linux Mint 13 Maya Xfce Started Launcher Creator

  4. Set the Launcher Icon

    Click on “no icon”.

    Try to Search the Icon between the Defaults One.

    Linux Mint 13 Maya Xfce Launcher Creator - Set Icon

    Now if you Do Not Find it and Need Help to Locating the Icon Look:

    Linux How to Locate Command
  5. Insert Name, Comment and Command

    Click On Create.

    Linux Mint 13 Maya Xfce Launcher Ready 2 Create

  6. Open with Gedit as SuperUser The New Launcher:

    sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/newapplication.desktop

    In Fact there is a Limit in exo-desktop-item-edit Gui Tool Because at this time it Can Not Set the Category.

  7. Set the Category To Generate an Entry on the Appropriate Application Menu Section:

    How to Set the Categoy on Launcher
  8. How to Install Google-Chrome Browser for Linux-Mint: Chrome Setup on Mint.

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