How-to Create a New App Launcher on Main Menu for Kali GNU/Linux

May 22nd, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

How Launcher for Kali Linux




The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Create/Add a New Application Launcher for Main Menu on Kali 1.x/2.x/2016 32-64bit GNU+Linux Gnome Desktop.

Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing.

Kali contains several hundred tools aimed at various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Forensics and Reverse Engineering.

Kali Linux is developed, funded and maintained by Offensive Security, a leading information security training company.

The Content and Details of the Guide are Expressly Reduced to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make Tut Easier to Follow ;)

Linux Kali How-to Add a New App Launcher on the Applications Main Menu - Featured

  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Creating Launcher for Debian Gnome 3 Linux Desktop - Debian Gnome3 Open Terminal



  2. Check if Alacarte Menu Editor is there

    which alacarte

    To Install it:

    sudo apt-get install alacarte

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  3. Launch the Main Menu Manager with:

    alacarte
  4. Choose an App Category
    In this Case for Example the “Usual Application” Entry.

    Add New App Launcher on Kali Main Menu - Choosing Category
    Instead to Create a New Category Click on New Menu.

  5. Click on New Item

    How-to Create an App Launcher for Kali Linux Main Menu - New Item

  6. Fill in the App Data
    At least a Name and a Command are Needed.

    Add New App Launcher on Kali Main Menu - App Data

  7. Click on the Icon place

    Adding a New App Launcher on Main Menu for Kali Linux - Set Icon
  8. Choose an App Launcher Icon
    Browse for the file.

    Adding a New App Launcher on Main Menu for Kali Linux - Browsing for App Icon
    If No Icon Search on System or Search on Web…

    How-to Easy Search for Files/Directories/Paths on Command Line:

    Shell find Command Quick-Start

    Adding a New App Launcher on Main Menu for Kali Linux - Browsing for App Icon

    Then Click on OK to Create the New App Launcher!

  9. Find the New Launcher on Main Menu

    Adding a New App Launcher on Main Menu for Kali Linux - Launcher on Main Menu

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