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How can I make the executable file of a standalone application appear on the mint menu so that I can execute it from there? What I currently do is to add the application path to the PATH variable and execute it from command line like this: AppName &. I don't know how I can add the application to the mint menu though. Any advice would be appreciated. I am on Linux Mint 15 (Mate).

  • tl;dr: look in /usr/share/applications. copypasta. modify to have values for your application. – strugee Dec 17 '13 at 7:12
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If you need to create the mint menu entry yourself, just run the following command:

sudo mate-desktop-item-edit /usr/share/applications --create-new

A window will appear, just give it a name, then type the command to use a web-browser to open the website URL. Also change the shortcut icon. Now I got a launcher for testapp at /usr/share/applications/testapp.desktop.

Source here

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