I tried to add my custom shortcuts for my installed apps. But I can't found a right tutorial to do this operations.

Can anyone suggest me to create a desktop shortcut for my custom apps?

I have not find a solution for my question by reading the article.

  • You want to create shortcuts ON desktop or in applications menu? – Ravan Dec 31 '15 at 2:18
  • @Ravan -please understand the question is not duplicate. adding shortcut is different from enabling shortcuts.And all other bee followed persons who mark it as duplicate. remove the duplicate mark – Kvvaradha Jan 1 '16 at 8:46
  • I stated Desktop Shortcuts in my question itself – Kvvaradha Jan 1 '16 at 8:47
  • You are correct, then this will be closed as "unclear"(for me atleast). The linked dup do the job of creating desktop shortcut. Which is same in your accepted answer except wording. – Ravan Jan 1 '16 at 8:48
  • What they answered is for older version of elementary, and also that's not answered my question/. – Kvvaradha Jan 1 '16 at 8:52

By default, the desktop in elementary freya is disabled. You need to enable it first. After enabling the desktop, open the file browser and navigate to: /usr/share/applications/

You can find list of installed applications there. Select the applications you want, copy it and paste it in the desktop.

  • How can I enable desktop? – Ravan Dec 31 '15 at 2:17
  • To enable desktop in Elementary Freya, check this tutorial: mylinuxideas.blogspot.it/2015/04/… – shrestha_aj Dec 31 '15 at 17:48
  • the tutorial has same content as the linked duplicate. – Ravan Jan 1 '16 at 0:55
  • @Ravan My question is not enabling the desktop icons. I want to create shortcuts for my installed apps. – Kvvaradha Jan 1 '16 at 8:44
  • @shrestha_aj What you said is easy way to add shortcuts. – Kvvaradha Jan 1 '16 at 8:44

Create a "name.desktop" file in "/usr/share/applications/"

[Desktop Entry]

Name= (the name)

GenericName= (the name)

Exec= (the command)

Icon= (the icon path)




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