Xubuntu - Add Application To Application Finder
I recently uninstalled Firefox from my Xubuntu 22.04 operating system because I discovered it was set up through snaps (which I hate). After downloading Firefox and extracting to my personal applications folder, which is in my customized $PATH, I discovered that it still would not show in my application finder (which is how I launch most of my applications).
This was easily resolved by creating a custom desktop entry file:
... and providing it the following content:
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application Exec=/home/stuart/data/apps/firefox/firefox-bin %u Icon=/usr/share/icons/Papirus/32x32/apps/firefox.svg Name=Firefox Comment=Access to the internet. Categories=Internet;
Now the application should appear in your application finder. If not, try logging out and in again.
First published: 10th August 2023