How-to Manually Create a Custom Launcher on Ubuntu Unity Desktop

September 12th, 2012 by Regaz

Ubuntu Unity Desktop How Custom Launcher




The Article Shows You How-to Manually Make/Create a Browser Custom Launcher on Ubuntu Linux Unity Desktop.

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Create Launcher for Ubuntu Unity Desktop - Featured
  1. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Launcher for Ubuntu Unity Desktop - Open Terminal
  2. Login as SuperUser

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  3. Create Launcher

    nano /usr/share/applications/myLauncher.desktop

    Launcher Content Example:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Nightly
    Comment=Firefox Nightly Browser
    Exec=/opt/firefox/firefox
    Icon=/opt/firefox/icons/mozicon128.png
    StartupNotify=true
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=Network;

    For ECLIPSE Follow instead This other Guide!!

    Ubuntu Create an Eclipse Launcher

    How-to Install Google-Chrome Browser on Ubuntu
    Installing Google-Chrome Browser on Ubuntu.

    Set At Least

    • Name
    • Exec (The Command)
    • Icon (If Existing)

    Ctrl+x for to Save and Exit

    Try Free VMware Workstation 10 on Ubuntu Linux:
    VMware-Workstation 10 for Ubuntu.

  4. The New Launcher on Unity Applications

    Ubuntu Linux Custom Unity Launcher on Applications
  5. How-to Install Evernote Clone on Ubuntu Linux:
    Install Evernote Clone on Ubuntu.

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