I am new to Linux (I've been studying it for just about few days, and I have just installed Fedora workstation on my desktop.), and I downloaded Firefox Developer Edition for just testing it. I can just do extracting tar.bz file, and opening 'firefox' file in the extracted folder. I want to show it on the panel of GNOME, how can I do it? Does Linux have the folder which has the same concepts as the folder called 'Program Files' in MS Windows? What is process of showing it on the panel?

  • I do not use Gnome or Fedora but I would expect a "right mouse click" would start to put you in the right direction to adding / editing panels and desktop features. – Tigger Mar 4 '17 at 1:02

To create any shortcut you just need to create a .desktop file for the software as shown below:

[Desktop Entry] 

    Icon[en_CA]=gnome-panel-launcher Exec=/usr/bin/gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Desktop/ --create-new 

    Name[en_CA]=Create Desktop Shortcut Name=Create Desktop Shortcut Icon=gnome-panel-launcher
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