How to Add Launcher on Gnome 3 GNU/Linux Desktop

June 10, 2022 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Gnome 3 Making Launcher Guide

You are Welcome! The Guide shows you Step-by-Step How to Create a New Application Launcher on GNOME 3 GNU/Linux Desktops.

And this Practical Example illustrate here How to Add a Firefox Nightly Entry inside to the Internet Section a GNOME 3 Main Menu.

Finally, this Technique is Useful for Adding Any New Software on Gnome 3 Linux Desktops.

How to Add Launcher on Gnome 3 GNU/Linux Desktop
  1. How to Quick-Start with Command Line on GNU/Linux:

    Console Linux QuickStart Guide
  2. Check if Alacarte Menu Editor is there

    which alacarte
    If Not then to Install it:
    On Apt Based with:
    sudo apt install alacarte
    And on Yum/Dnf Based with:
    sudo yum install alacarte
    Again on SUSE Based:
    sudo zypper in alacarte
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo
  3. Than Launch Main Menu or Alacarte
    It depends from the Linux Distro

    Debian Linux GNOME 3 Main Menu Editor
  4. Select or Make Menu.

  5. Click on New Item.

    Gnome 3 Create Applications Main Menu Launcher Ad New Item
  6. How to Install Google-Chrome Web Browser in Linux: Installing Chrome on Linux

  7. Next Click to the Left On the Launcher Icon.

    Gnome Create Applications Main Menu Entry 4

    Browse the Path to your Application Name .png Icon file.

    Under this Image you Find Link to Tutorial for Locating Images and Icons.

    Gnome Create Applications Main Menu Entry 4

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

    Linux How to Locate Command
  8. Fill In Name and Path to Binary
    under Command Possibly you Can Browse the File System to Find the Executable in Question.

    Gnome 3 Create Applications Main Menu Launcher Properties
  9. How to Install Spotify Linux: Installing Spotify for Linux.

  10. Finally, you Find the New Launcher inside to the Main Menu.

    Gnome Create Applications Main Menu New Launcher on Desktop

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