With Ubuntu, you can create your own desktop shortcuts that will be accessible directly from the launcher.
You can do it by using a GUI, or you can do it using directly a terminal, which is the what we will be covering here.
There are two applications folders that Ubuntu is looking:
- Shared folder to every computer’s users
- Folder specific to the users, thus shortcuts only available for current user
If you want to create a custom one, create a
<name>.desktop file into one of those two folders with the following content:
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[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Name of the app Icon=/path/to/your/icon.png Exec="/path/to/your/exec" %f Comment=Some comment Categories=Categories;separated;by;semi-commas; Terminal=false
Last modification 2019-04-12 (a5cbbc6)