SparkyLinux 2.1 Eris Mate Desktop How to Create App Launcher Easy Guide

March 30, 2013 | By Regaz.

The Guide shows you Step-by-Step How to Create a New Application Launcher inside to the Main Menu on SparkyLinux Eris Mate Desktop.

The Practical Example Here Illustrated is About Adding the Firefox Nightly Entry inside to the Internet Section a SparkyLinux Mate Desktop.

The Technique is Useful for Adding Any New Custom Software on a SparkyLinux Mate Desktop.

To the Post Bottom there is a Link to Guide for Installing the Firefox-Nightly Browser for SparkyLinux.

How to Add Launcher on Gnome 3 GNU/Linux Desktop
  1. Right-Click on Desktop > Create Launcher
    SparkyLinux Mate Create Launcher Menu

  2. On the Create Launcher Select the Icon

    Here Below Link to Article with Tutorial 4 Locating Files/Icons Under Linux.

    Linux How to Locate Command

Linux Mint 13 Main Menu Create Launcher Select Icon

  • Complete the Launcher Parameters with Executable Path
    Linux Mint 13 Main Menu Created New Launcher

    Then Confirm Creation with OK!.

  • Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands):
    Sparkinlinux Eris Mate Open Terminal

  • Inserting the New App Launcher Inside the Main-Menu

    su -c "cp /home//Desktop/.desktop /usr/share/applications"
  • How to Properly Set the App Launcher Main-Menu Category.

    su -c "nano /usr/share/applications/.desktop"

    Linux How to Properly SetUp the Launcher Category:

    Ctrl+Shift+v to Paste Content on nano
    Ctrl+x to Save and Exit
    from Nano.

    SparkyLinux Mate New Launcher on Main-Menu

  • How to Install the Latest Firefox on Linux SparkyLinux:

    Install the Latest Firefox for SparkyLinux

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