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

March 30, 2013 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.

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.

  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

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

    Then Confirm Creation with OK!.

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

  5. Inserting the New App Launcher Inside the Main-Menu

    su -c "cp /home//Desktop/.desktop /usr/share/applications"
  6. 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

  7. How to Install the Latest Firefox on Linux SparkyLinux:

    Install the Latest Firefox for SparkyLinux

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