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:
Comment=Access to the internet.
Now the application should appear in your application finder. If not, try logging out and in again.
First published: 10th August 2023