How-to Manually Create a Custom Application Launcher on Pantheon Desktop

April 6, 2014 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Making a Pantheon Launcher

The Guide Shows You How-to Manually Create a Custom Application Launcher on Linux Pantheon Desktop.

Then Pantheon is the Default Elementary OS Desktop, it has been Build from Scratch with GTK and Gnome Theme.

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

The Contents and Details of Post are Expressly Minimal to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Tips, Instructions and Commands so to Make the Tut Easier to Read & Digest ;)

Pantheon Launcher - Featured
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Ctrl+Alt+t

    Pantheon Open Terminal

    Linux How-to Easy Locate/Search/Find Files/Directories/Paths on Command Line:

    Linux Locate Command Utility
  2. Create Launcher Manually with Editor

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

    Example:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Firefox
    Comment=Firefox Browser
    Exec=firefox
    Icon=/opt/firefox/firefox-latest/browser/icons/mozicon128.png
    StartupNotify=true
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=Network

    Ctrl+x to Save and Exit

    Linux How-to Properly SetUp the Launcher Category:

  3. The New Launcher on Pantheon Desktop Applications

    Pantheon Launcher on Applications
  4. How-to Install Latest Firefox on Linux Distros:

    Install Latest Firefox for Linux

    Get Installed Google-Chrome Browser on Linux Distros:

    Installing Chrome for Linux

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