Custom .desktop shortcuts in gnome

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Custom .desktop shortcuts in gnome

Postby fmp » 2017-09-16 00:40

Since Waterfox isn't in the debian repos I installed via compressed archive.

To create a shortcut, I ran:
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gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/.local/share/applications --create-new

and clicked on the icon and chose the .svg icon I placed in /usr/share/icons/hicolor/apps/scalable/

Yet the icon I selected doesn't show when I search gnome applications for Waterfox. Am I missing something?
Restarted Gnome via alt cntrl fn -> r also; no luck.
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Re: Custom .desktop shortcuts in gnome

Postby arochester » 2017-09-18 08:58

This Ask Ubuntu post describes how to install firefox developer edition from a tar.gz, but the process is the same for Waterfox. It also shows how to make a .desktop file that will show up in menus, docks, etc.
- ... _on_linux/

The AskUbuntu link is ... ion#548005
Look at "Manually" in the first answer.
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