I am wondering how can I create a program ( e.g. VS Code) desktop shortcut on Kal Linux Gnome interface. So that I click the desktop shortcut and the program runs. Unfortunately, I cannot find this information anywhere in the system or the internet, anybody have any ideas?

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Have you tried a right click "Add to desktop"?

  • I don't have any option like that. When I right-click on any app shortcut in "show programs" section, the only options I have are "New Window" and "Add to favorites". And when I do the same with shortcut in "Favourites" section, I can choose "New Window" and "Delete from favourites".
    – pazdinho_
    Nov 13, 2020 at 7:56
  • Have you tried drag and drop from icons list and favorites menu? Nov 13, 2020 at 16:02
  • of course, doesn't work either
    – pazdinho_
    Nov 13, 2020 at 17:06
  • Then try to make Applmage itsfoss.com/use-appimage-linux Nov 13, 2020 at 23:27

Here is how I Created shortcut for texstudio on Kali Linux.

Open the terminal and write the following command

nano /home/docho/Desktop/texstudio.desktop

then write the following on the opened nano (do not write .)

[Desktop Entry]

press ctrl o to save the file and ctrl x to exit

After creating the desktop shortcut, right-click on it and press "Allow launching"

that is it! enjoy

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