Linux Lite Xfce Desktop How-to Create/Add a Launcher Item on Applications Main Menu

May 13th, 2013 by Regaz



The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Create a New Item App Launcher into the Applications Main Menu on Linux Xfce Desktop for Linux Lite Distro.

To Make the Entire Process Easier to Grasp and Visualize the Post Includes the Basic Screenshots of the Steps Involved.

The Content and Details are Expressly Essentials to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands.

Xfce Launcher
  1. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands) Linux Lite 1.0.4 Xfce Open Terminal
  2. Start GUI Launcher Creator
    gksu -l 'exo-desktop-item-edit --create-new /usr/share/applications'
  3. This Command Create a Launcher into the Default Launchers Directory: /usr/share/applications

    Xfce Started Launcher Creator

  4. Set the Launcher Icon

    Click on “no icon”

    Try to Search the Icon between the Defaults One

    Xfce Started Launcher Creator Search Icon

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

    Linux How-to Locate Command
  5. Inserts at Least Name and Command

    Click On Create

    Xfce Launcher Creation Confirmation

  6. Set Properly the Application Category:

    Linux Launcher App Categories
  7. Launcher Successfully Inserted into Proper Category on Applications Menu Xfce Lite Launcher Inserted into Applications Menu
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