How to Manually Create a Custom Launcher on Ubuntu Unity Desktop

June 16, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Ubuntu Unity Desktop Making a Custom Launcher

The Article shows you How to Manually Make/Create a Browser Custom Launcher in Ubuntu GNU/Linux Unity Desktop.

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

Finally, 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 more Easier to Read & Understand ;)

How to Manually Create a Custom Launcher on Ubuntu Unity Desktop
  1. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Launcher for Ubuntu Unity Desktop - Open Terminal
  2. Login as SuperUser

    sudo su
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo
  3. Create Launcher

    nano /usr/share/applications/myLauncher.desktop

    Launcher Content Example:

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

    For ECLIPSE Follow instead This other Guide!!

    Ubuntu Create an Eclipse Launcher

    Set At Least.

    • Name
    • Exec (The Command)
    • Icon (If Existing)

    Ctrl+x for to Save and Exit.

    Try Free VMware Workstation on Ubuntu Linux: VMware-Workstation 10 for Ubuntu.

  4. The New Launcher on Unity Applications.

    Ubuntu Linux Custom Unity Launcher on Applications
  5. How to Install Google-Chrome Web Browser on Ubuntu Installing Google-Chrome Web Browser on Ubuntu.

    How to Install Evernote Clone on Ubuntu Linux: Install Evernote Clone on Ubuntu.

GNU/Linux Ubuntu Unity Desktop Making a Custom Launcher

The Article shows you How to Manually Make/Create a Browser Custom Launcher in Ubuntu GNU/Linux Unity Desktop.

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

Finally, 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 more Easier to Read & Understand ;)

How to Manually Create a Custom Launcher on Ubuntu Unity Desktop
  1. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Launcher for Ubuntu Unity Desktop - Open Terminal
  2. Login as SuperUser

    sudo su
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo
  3. Create Launcher

    nano /usr/share/applications/myLauncher.desktop

    Launcher Content Example:

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

    For ECLIPSE Follow instead This other Guide!!

    Ubuntu Create an Eclipse Launcher

    Set At Least.

    • Name
    • Exec (The Command)
    • Icon (If Existing)

    Ctrl+x for to Save and Exit.

    Try Free VMware Workstation on Ubuntu Linux: VMware-Workstation 10 for Ubuntu.

  4. The New Launcher on Unity Applications.

    Ubuntu Linux Custom Unity Launcher on Applications
  5. How to Install Google-Chrome Web Browser on Ubuntu Installing Google-Chrome Web Browser on Ubuntu.

    How to Install Evernote Clone on Ubuntu Linux: Install Evernote Clone on Ubuntu.


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