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Create Custom App Launchers - Fedora 17

asked 2012-07-22 05:24:08 -0500

jrw45 gravatar image

I am trying to create custom app launchers on the desktop. Right Clicking on the desktop does open an option menu however the option titled 'Create Launcher' does not exsist. I referred to the 'Advanced Settings' to be sure I selected 'on' from the default settings 'off'. I installed Fedora 17 on my HD. Gnome 3.4.2. My PC is 32bit. All of what I read in he tutero mentions the Create Launcher is there, but it doesn't show up. How do I enable the option to create App Launchs?

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answered 2012-07-31 00:42:03 -0500

davidva gravatar image

updated 2012-07-31 13:51:53 -0500

very simple

su -c 'yum -y install gnome-panel'

su -c 'gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new /usr/share/applications/'

Or, if you have unlocked the desktop, you can make a shortcut

su -c 'yum -y install gnome-panel'

gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop

Or you can try Multilanzer

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answered 2012-12-24 19:11:44 -0500

So far, I manually modify the files /usr/share/applications. I install alacarte but it doesn't work well as it do in gnome 2.

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answered 2012-12-26 03:47:14 -0500

ioncube gravatar image

Use 'LXDE Main Menu Editor' for Fedora 17, Alacarte is extremely broken. Given application is written in Java you need openJDK or something

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answered 2012-07-22 12:31:07 -0500

wis775 gravatar image

Since I learned to love the Gnome-Shell, I didn't use any custom launcher on the desktop anymore :-)

You can create a new app-launcher in the application menu witch a programm called "alacarte" (The "Main Menue" Editor known from Gnome 2) I think, it's not installed by default so you have to install it first:

yum install alacarte

Alternative, you can create a Desktop File. See this post

Here is an real life example for a desktop file

[Desktop Entry]
Name=MOCCA Webstart
GenericName=Java Web Start Application
Comment=MOCCA Webstart - B├╝rgerkartenumgebung (BKU)
Vendor=E-Government Innovationszentrum (EGIZ)
Exec=javaws "/home/xyz/.icedtea/cache/1/http/"
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alacarte doesn't work for me. It cannot save or edit any items

sq912 gravatar imagesq912 ( 2018-10-12 01:16:13 -0500 )edit

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