How to Manually Create a Custom Launcher on Ubuntu Unity Desktop

September 12, 2012 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Ubuntu Unity Desktop Making a Custom Launcher

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

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

Finally, the Contents and Details of Post are Expressly Minimal to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Tips, Instructions and Commands so to Make the Tut more Easier to Read & Understand ;)

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 see: How to Enable sudo

  3. Create Launcher

    nano /usr/share/applications/myLauncher.desktop

    Launcher Content Example:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Comment=Firefox Nightly Browser

    For ECLIPSE Follow instead This other Guide!!

    Ubuntu Create an Eclipse Launcher

    Set At Least.

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

    Ctrl+x for to Save and Exit.

    Try Free VMware Workstation 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 Google-Chrome Browser on Ubuntu
    Installing Google-Chrome Browser on Ubuntu.

    How to Install Evernote Clone on Ubuntu Linux:
    Install Evernote Clone on Ubuntu.

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