that show up in applications menu / quick launcher

Create file ~/.local/share/applications/YOUR_APPLICATION.desktop with the following content:

[Desktop Entry]                                                                 
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=APPLICATON_NAME
Exec=/PATH/TO/APPLICATION_EXECUTABLE
Icon=/PATH/TO/ICON.png
Type=Application
Categories=APPLICATON_CATEGORY;

Example categories:

  • AudioVideo
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Development
  • Education
  • Game
  • Graphics
  • Network
  • Office
  • Settings
  • Utility
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