I've installed some third party apps like google chrome, valentina server, xampp, etc. that is installed via gdebi package installer or eddy. Well, it is installed successfully however, it doesnt show in slingshot. Can you guys help me with it? Pleaseeeee. Thankssss
I hate when my apps doesn't show up in the launcher too 😒😒
I think AppEditor can solve your problems, it's a great app for editing our launcher/slingshot entries. Link: AppEditor
I will try to show you a practical example, hope it can help.
Step 3. Activate -> Show in Launcher. Don't forget to Save
That's it! You can play and change the categories and even edit the myapp.desktop file directly. In most cases this will work, of course we'll find some exceptions.
Somtimes the .desktop file exists already but there's something wrong in the configs, check if they already exist in your .desktop files directory with the command:
ls ~/.local/share/applications Check if there's a myapp.desktop already.
if not, you can create it yourself following the next steps.
Create a .desktop file in
~/.local/share/applications/myapp.desktop (you can use AppEditor to create a new one and it will give the same result)
this example command would create a chrome-browser.desktop or you can use any text editor and just save there.
The contents of the .desktop file:
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Type=Application Name=Python(v3.5) #Application name, Chrome for example Comment=Python Interpreter #This will show up on mouse hover Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/python3.5.xpm #icon full path or the application name ex. chrome Exec=/usr/bin/python3.5 #path to the program executable Categories=Development; #the category it will show up Terminal=false StartupNotify=true
Example2. My manually crated netbeans.desktop launcher, in
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Type=Application Name=Netbeans Icon=/home/felipe/Downloads/apps/netbeans/nb/netbeans.png Exec=/home/felipe/Downloads/apps/netbeans/bin/netbeans Comment=Netbeans IDE Categories=Development; Terminal=false StartupNotify=true
The executable is located in my