How to Manually Create A Custom Application Launcher on Gnome 3 Desktop

October 17, 2012 | By Duchateaux.

Create GNOME 3 Launcher

The Guide shows you How to Manually Create a Custom Application Launcher on Linux GNOME 3 Desktop.

at the Moment the Default Alacarte GUI Menu Editor Tool still Manifest some Issues…

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

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 Easier to Read & Understand ;)

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

    Mageia Linux 2 GNOME 3 Open Terminal

  2. Linux How to Easy Locate/Search/Find Files/Directories/Paths on Command Line:

    Linux Locate Command Utility
  3. Login as SuperUser


    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  4. Create Launcher Manually with Editor

    nano /usr/share/applications/nightly.desktop


    [Desktop Entry]
    Comment=Firefox Nightly Browser

    Ctrl+x to Save and Exit.

    Linux How to Properly SetUp the Launcher Category:

  5. The New Launcher on GNOME 3 Desktop Applications

    Mageia Linux 2 Custom GNOME 3 Launcher on Applications

  6. Howto Install Firefox Nightly on Linux:
    Firefox Nightly on Linux Distros

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