How to Create Application Launcher on Lxde Desktop Main Menu

June 24, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Lxde Desktop Making a New Applications Menu Launcher Guide

Hi! The Guide shows you How to Make/Create/Add a New Launcher Item on the Main Application Menu on All Linux Lxde Desktops.

The Process is Here Shown for a Debian Lxde Desktop But the Same Proces Remain Valid also for Fedora and the Others Linux Distros..

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

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

How to Create Application Launcher on Lxde Desktop Main Menu
  1. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Debian Linux Wheezy Lxde Open Terminal

  2. Start the Lx-Desktop Shortcut GUI Launcher Creator

    lxshortcut -o /tmp/.desktop

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

    Debian Linux Lxde Create Launcher 1
  3. Set the App-Launcher Icon

    Click on “Change Icon”.

    Try to Search the Icon between the Defaults One.

    Debian Linux Lxde Launcher Creator - Set Icon

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

    How to Locate Icons/Images
  4. Insert Name and Command

    Click On OK!.

    Debian Linux Lxde Create Launcher 2
  5. Relocate Launcher

    su -c "mv /tmp/.desktop /usr/share/applications"

  6. Open with leafpad as SuperUser The New Launcher:

    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 the Category for the Launcher.

  7. Set the Launcher Category.

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