How to add any file to the application launcher.
Some of the software that I use comes packaged as
.AppImage files. For these I will usually create
.dektop files to make them available in the launcher.
Create a desktop file at
~/.local/share/applications and and add application information such as application path, icon path, etcetera.
The 'Exec' parameter takes field codes to pass file paths or urls to the executed application.
|%f||A single file name including the path.|
|%F||A list of files.|
|%u||A single URL.|
|%U||A list of URLs.|
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Ripcord Comment=Ripcord Chat Client Exec=/home/rostiger/bin/Ripcord.AppImage Icon=/home/rostiger/bin/Ripcord.png Terminal=false Categories=Communication
incoming(3) | gnome programs | gemini | mime