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

April 11, 2019 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

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 Desktops.

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

Especially relevant: you may be interest also to How to Add a Panel Launcher on Xfce Desktop.

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

Making a New Xfce Applications Menu Launcher - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    How to QuickStart with Command Line on GNU/Linux

  2. 2. Making Menu Launcher

    First, Start GUI Launcher Creator
    For a System-wide setup use:

    sudo exo-desktop-item-edit --create-new /usr/share/applications/
    And instead for a Local one:
    exo-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/.local/share/applications

    If not working then on some Distro you may have to use the gksu or beesu Tools…
    For Debian-like and Arch-like Linux Distros:

    gksu -l 'exo-desktop-item-edit --create-new /usr/share/applications'

    For Red Hat-like Linux Distros:

    beesu -l 'exo-desktop-item-edit --create-new /usr/share/applications'
    Eventually see here How to Install GKSu.
    Xfce Started Launcher Creator

    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

    Xfce Started Launcher Creator

    Insert Name and Command
    Click On Create.

    Xfce Launcher Ready 2 Create

    Launcher Successfully Inserted into the Other Category on Applications Menu:

    Xfce Launcher Inserted into Applications Menu

    Then to Modify the Application Category

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