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How to create a launch icon on desktop or bottom tool bar?

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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?
 


Re: How to create a launch icon on desktop or bottom tool bar?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 03:19:31 PM »
 

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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.
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Re: How to create a launch icon on desktop or bottom tool bar?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 12:40:50 AM »
 

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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.
Last Edit: May 19, 2019, 12:42:52 AM by bitsnpcs
 

Re: How to create a launch icon on desktop or bottom tool bar?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2019, 07:22:02 AM »
 

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Hey,
I think this is covered in the manual. Similar to what Artim said...

Right click on the panel at the bottom of the screen.
Select Panel, then Panel Preferences.
Then choose the 'Items' tab.
Hit the big green + button on the right to 'add' a component.
Then choose 'Launcher'. An unassigned launcher will appear at the far right in the panel (at the bottom of the screen).
This 'Launcher' will be at the bottom of the list in the 'Items' menu (in panel)
With this particular 'launcher' highlighted (still in the items menu in panel preferences), hit the gear icon to edit it. Here you can assign a program to this particular Launcher.
Once this is done you can simply hit the up arrow to move this Launcher along the panel (to the left in my case) to have it wherever along the panel you would like it to be.

Cheers
Daniel
 


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