If i have Noise or Terminal in the dock and right click on the app icon in the dock it presents me with a bunch of options eg. "Open as Root", "About" etc etc. How do i do this for my app?

I'm developing an app for elementary and wanted to add some custom actions for my app so how do i do this?

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Just add at the end of the .desktop file something like

[Desktop Action Screen] Name=Take a Screenshot of the Whole Screen Exec=gnome-screenshot

See this for more information https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/LauncherAPI#Quicklists

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