How to Create A New App Launcher for Linux LXLE Easy Visual-Guide

May 25, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

The Article shows you Howto Make/Create/Add a New Application Launcher Item into the Main Menu on Linux LXLE Lxde Desktop.

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

The Practical Example Shown Up here is About Making a Firefox Nightly Launcher, on the Bottom you Find Link to Setup Firefox Nightly for LXLE.

The Content give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands to make it Easier to Follow.

How to Create Application Launcher on Lxde Desktop Main Menu
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands).

    Create App Launcher on LXLE Linux - Open Terminal
  2. Start the Lxde GUI Creator

    sudo su -c "lxshortcut -o /usr/share/applications/nighlty.desktop"

    Alternatively you can Create the Launcher also Into: /var/lib/menu-xdg/applications/menu-xdg

  3. Insert Name and Command
    Create App Launcher on LXLE Linux - Data

  4. Set the Launcher Icon

    Click on “Change Icon”

    Try to Search the Icon between the Defaults One

    Linux LXLE Lxde Launcher Creator - Set Icon

    Now if you Do Not Find it Look

    How to Locate Icons/Images

    Linux LXLE Lxde Create Launcher with Icon

    Latest Click On OK!

  5. Set the Launcher Categories:

    sudo leafpad /usr/share/applications/newapplication.desktop

    In Fact there is a Limit in lxshortcut Gui Tool Because at this time it does Not Set Any Category for the Launcher.

  6. Set the Category:

    To Set New Item on the Appropriate Application Menu Section.

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