How to Create A New App Launcher on Lubuntu Lxde Desktop Main Menu

June 24, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

GNU/Linux Lubuntu LXDE Desktop Making Menu App Launcher

Hi! The Article shows you Step-by-step Howto Make/Create/Add a New Application Launcher Item into the Main Menu in the Legacy Lubuntu 18.04- Lxde GNU/Linux 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 Lubuntu.

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

Linux Lxde Launcher
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Linux Lubuntu Open Terminal

  2. Start the Lxde GUI Creator

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

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

  3. Insert Name and Command Linux Lubuntu 12 Lxde Create Launcher Data

  4. Set the Launcher Icon

    Click on “Change Icon”.

    Try to Search the Icon between the Defaults One.

    Linux Lubuntu 12 Lxde Launcher Creator - Set Icon

    Now if you Do Not Find it Look:

    How to Locate Icons/Images
    Linux Lubuntu 12 Lxde Create Launcher with Icon

    Latest Click On OK!.

  • 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.

  • Set the Category:

    To Set New Item on the Appropriate Application Menu Section.

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