Linux Xubuntu Desktop How to Create/Add a Launcher Item on Applications Main Menu

May 13, 2013 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Xubuntu Menu Launcher Quick Start Guide

The Guide shows you Step-by-Step How to Create a New Item App Launcher into the Applications Main Menu on Linux Xubuntu Xfce Desktop.

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

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

How to Create Launcher on Mint Xfce Desktop
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Linux Xubuntu 13.04 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

  8. How to Install Eclipse for Java JEE on Xubuntu:

    Install Eclipse JEE for Xubuntu

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