Creating Application Launcher in GNOME3 Desktop
Original Source (helpsite.org): Launcher to Linux Mint 12 Lisa Desktop
Description: A launcher is similar to a desktop shortcut in M$ Windows.
Problem: Unable to create a new launcher from Linux Mint 12 default GNOME3 desktop
Solution: Create a nautilus script
Applies to: Gnome3 Desktop
1. Go to nautilus-scripts directory from your home folder (~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts) and create a new document called "Create New Launcher".
2. Open the file using a text editor like GEdit and type the following commands, then save it.
gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Desktop --create-new
3. Open the file property
4. Go to Permissions tab and check "Allow executing file as program", then click Close button.
The launcher is now ready. To use the launcher, right-click from desktop and select
Scripts --> Create New Launcher
Sample Launcher Commands:
1. Firefox Launcher
2. Wine Application
env WINEPREFIX="/home/mintuser/.wine" wine C:\\Program\ Files\\AngryBirds\\AngryBirds.exe
Explanation on Command Syntax for Wine Applications:
The Wine folder is located in home directory. For example, if the user name is "mintuser" then Wine folder is located in /home/mintuser/.wine
This launcher points to wine application "AngryBird.exe" located in wine application folder C:\Program Files\AngryBirds\
Tags: launcher gnome3 wine
Created: 3 years ago.
Last edited: 3 years ago.
Reviewed: 3 years ago.
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|3 years ago||
|I went through a very similar process, and it worked a treat in Gnome3 (although I've switched to LXDE now).|
|3 years ago||
|On Mint 11, I want to create a custom launcher for a program that must be started using a script. This method doesn't work for me.|