Ubuntu Add programs to launcher (Desktop)

Ubuntu Add programs to launcher (Desktop)

Manual

  1. Create .Dekstop file 
  2. Move the file to ~/.local/share/applications (for local user) or /usr/share/applications folder (for global)
Sample desktop file for dbeaver


[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Terminal=false
Name=DBeaver Community
GenericName=UniversaL Database Manager
Comment=Universal Database Manager and SQL Client.
Path=/usr/share/dbeaver-ce/current/
Exec=/usr/share/dbeaver-ce/current/dbeaver
Icon=/usr/share/dbeaver-ce/current/dbeaver.png
Categories=IDE;Development
WM_CLASS=DBeaver
StartupWMClass=DBeaver
StartupNotify=true
Keywords=Database;SQL;IDE;JDBC;ODBC;MySQL;PostgreSQL
MimeType=application/sql




  Alacarte

Alacarte is a menu editing tool.

  1. sudo apt install alacarte will install alacarte.
  2. Open alacarte
  3. Create new menu entry
  4. Enter the command to start the item


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