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Customization => Desktop Customization => Topic started by: ejc on May 17, 2019, 06:41:04 AM

Title: How to create a launch icon on desktop or bottom tool bar?
Post by: ejc on May 17, 2019, 06:41:04 AM
After installing a software, is it possible to add a shortcut on the tool bar near the menu after "folder-firefox-files-terminal" ? or on the desktop?
Title: Re: How to create a launch icon on desktop or bottom tool bar?
Post by: Artim on May 17, 2019, 03:19:31 PM
Sure!  You can right-click on the panel and select Panel --> Add New Items.  Then select Launcher if it's an app you want to add to the panel.  The added item will appear at the end of the panel.  Don't want it there? Put it anywhere on the panel by right-clicking the icon and select Move.  Then just drop it exactly where you want it on the panel.
Hope this helps!
Title: Re: How to create a launch icon on desktop or bottom tool bar?
Post by: bitsnpcs on May 19, 2019, 12:40:50 AM
Hello ejc,

to make one on the desktop I made a leafpad file and named it the app name.desktop, in this case the app was called EuroMillions-Killa, one I made before as practice learning Python.

Code: [Select]
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Terminal=false
Name=EuroMillions-Killa
Exec=/home/bitsnpcs/EuroMillions-Killa.py
Icon=/usr/share/icons/Humanity/apps/24/application-community.svg
StartupWMClass=myTkApp
Name[en_US]=EuroMillions-Killa


Just substitute the name of the app you want, and the fields in the template of code above for a desktop launcher and your choice of icon.
To edit the launcher settings right click the icon and select properties.