How to Create An Application Launcher on Linux Xubuntu 12 Easy Visual-Guide

September 2, 2012 | By Regaz.

This Article shows youHow to Create a New Item Application Launcher into the Applications Menu on Linux Xubuntu Desktop.

To Make the whole Process Easier to Grasp and Visualize the Post Includes the Basic Screenshots of the Steps Involved.

The Contents and Details are Expressly Essentials to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands.

Xubuntu Launcher
  1. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands) Xubuntu Open Terminal Window

  2. Start the Gui Launcher Creator

    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.

    Xubuntu Started Launcher Creator

  4. Set the Launcher Icon

    Click on “no icon”.

    Try to Search the Icon between the Defaults One.

    Xubuntu Started Launcher Creator

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

    Linux How to Locate Command

Xubuntu Started Launcher Creator

  • Insert Name and Command

    Click On Create.

    Xubuntu Launcher Ready 2 Create

  • Set the Application Category:

    Linux Desktop Tutorials
  • Launcher Successfully Inserted into the Choosen Category on Applications Menu
    Xubuntu Launcher Inserted into Applications Menu

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