How to Manually Create a Custom Application Launcher on Pantheon Desktop

April 15, 2019 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Creating a Pantheon Desktop Launcher

The Guide Shows You How to Manually Create a Custom Application Launcher on Linux Pantheon Desktop.

And Pantheon is the Default Elementary OS Desktop, it has been Build from Scratch with GTK and Gnome Theme.

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

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 Easier to Read & Understeand ;)

Pantheon Launcher - Featured
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Ctrl+Alt+t

    Pantheon Open Terminal

    Linux How to Easy Locate/Search/Find Files/Directories/Paths on Command Line:

    Linux Locate Command Utility
  2. Create Launcher Manually with Editor

    sudo su -c "nano /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop"

    Example:

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

    Ctrl+x to Save and Exit

    Linux How to Properly SetUp the Launcher Category:

  3. The New Launcher on Pantheon Desktop Applications

    Pantheon Launcher on Applications
  4. How to Install Latest Firefox on Linux:
    SetUp Firefox for Linux.

    Get Installed Google-Chrome Browser on Linu:
    SetUp Chrome on Linux.


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