Linux Fedora Lxde How-to Make/Create/Add Application Launcher and Edit Main Application Menu Step-by-Step Easy Visual-Guide

November 27th, 2012 by Regaz



The Article Shows You How-to Make/Create/Add a Launcher for Main Application Menu Item on Fedora Linux Lxde Desktop.

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 Understand;)

Linux Lxde Launcher
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Fedora Linux16 Lxde Open Terminal
  2. Start the Lx-Desktop Shortcut GUI Launcher Creator
    su 

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

    lxshortcut -o /usr/share/applications/newapplication.desktop

    Alternatively you can Create the Launcher also Into: /var/lib/menu-xdg/applications/menu-xdg

    Debian Linux Lxde Create Launcher 1

  3. Set the App-Launcher Icon

    Click on “Change Icon”

    Try to Search the Icon between the Defaults One

    Debian Linux Lxde Launcher Creator - Set Icon

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

    How-to Locate Icons/Images
  4. Insert Name and Command

    Click On OK!

    Debian Linux Lxde Create Launcher 2

  5. Open with leafpad as SuperUser The New Launcher:
    sudo leafpad /usr/share/applications/newapplication.desktop

    In Fact there is a Limit in lxshortcut Gui Tool Because at this time it Do Not Set the Category for the Launcher.

  6. Set the Launcher Category

    How-to Set the Categoy on Launcher

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