Written on 22 January 2016
Create desktop entry or launcher for Linux
1. How to get a sample of desktop entry.
2. What need in a desktop entry file.
[Desktop Entry] Name=application-name Exec=/path/to/application/ Icon=application-name Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=Cat1;Cat2;Cat3; StartupNotify=true/false
3. Why desktop entry not work ?
To make desktop entry work you must provide right permission.
sudo chmod u+x desktopfile.desktop
4. Place this file in any folder you want.
To make desktop shortcut put it to ~/Desktop by cp command or simply copy and paste it to Desktop folder.
5. If you feel , this is difficult ,see video bellow.