How-to Create a New App Launcher for Linux Peppermint 3 Lxde Easy Visual-Guide

January 10th, 2013 by Regaz

The Guide Shows You Howto Make/Create/Add a New Application Launcher Item into the Main Menu on Linux Peppermint 3 Lxde Desktop.

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

The Practical Example Shown Up here is About Making a Firefox Nightly Launcher, on the Bottom you Find Link to Setup Firefox Nightly for Lubuntu.

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)
    Peppermint 3 Gnome Open Terminal
  2. Start the Lxde GUI Creator
    lxshortcut -o /usr/share/applications/nighlty.desktop

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

  3. Insert Name and CommandLinux Lubuntu 12 Lxde Create Launcher Data
  4. Set the Launcher Icon

    Click on “Change Icon”

    Try to Search the Icon between the Defaults One

    Linux Lubuntu 12 Lxde Launcher Creator - Set Icon

    Now if you Do Not Find it Look:

    How-to Locate Icons/Images

    Linux Lubuntu 12 Lxde Create Launcher with Icon

    Latest Click On OK!

  5. Set the Launcher Categories:
    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 Any Category for the Launcher.

  6. Set the Category:

    To Set New Item on the Appropriate Application Menu Section.

    How-to Set the Categoy on Launcher
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    Evernote for Linux Peppermint

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