Linux Xfce Desktop How to Create/Add a Launcher on Applications Menu

April 11, 2019 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Making a New Applications Menu Launcher on Xfce Desktop

The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step and Visually How to Create a New Item App Launcher into the Main Applications Menu on Xfce Desktop in GNU/Linux Distributions.

To Make the whole Process Easier to Grasp and Visualize the Post Includes the Basic Screenshots of the Steps Involved.

The Contents and Details are Expressly Essentials to Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands.

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    Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands) Xfce Open Terminal Window
  1. Check if Needed Package is Already Installed

    On Debian-like Distros try.

    which gksu

    To Install it:

    sudo apt-get install gksu

    On RedHat-like you Need to Install the beesu Package with.

    which beesu

    To Install it:

    sudo yum install beesu
  2. Start GUI Launcher Creator

    • For Debian-like and Arch-like Linux Distros

      gksu -l 'exo-desktop-item-edit --create-new /usr/share/applications'
  3. For RedHat-like Linux Distros

    beesu -l 'exo-desktop-item-edit --create-new /usr/share/applications'
  4. This Command Create a Launcher into the Default Launchers Directory: /usr/share/applications.

    How to Solve “Cannot Open Display” on Terminal Command.

    Solve “Cannot Open Display”

    Xfce Started Launcher Creator

  5. Set the Launcher Icon

    Click on “no icon”.

    Try to Search the Icon between the Defaults One.

    Xfce Started Launcher Creator

    Now if you Do Not Find it and Need Help to Locating the Icon Look:

    Linux How to Locate Command

    Xfce Started Launcher Creator

  6. Insert Name and Command

    Click On Create.

    Xfce Launcher Ready 2 Create

  7. Launcher Successfully Inserted into the Other Category on Applications Menu Xfce Launcher Inserted into Applications Menu

  8. Then to Modify the Application Category:

    Linux Desktop Tutorials

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