January 16, 2021•241 words
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- Launch an ".AppImage" application from an icon on the dock.
- The .AppImage for the application.
- Path to the .AppImage on local system
- I chose "/home/USER_NAME/Programs/"
- Icon for the .AppImage
- Find the Standard Notes image on their website.
- I chose to keep the icon in same location as the ".AppImage"
- I'm setting this up for the standard notes application. If you follow this guide for another application make sure to change the name.
Steps to achieve desired outcome:
- Using a text editor, in my case vim, create a .desktop file in "/usr/share/applications/".
sudo vim /usr/share/applications/standard-notes.desktop
I've prefixed the .desktop file name with "standard-notes" as that's the application name.
Add the following text to the file making sure to change paths and names to suit your set-up.
#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Exec=/home/**USER_NAME**/Programs/standard-notes-3.5.14-linux-x86_64.AppImage Name=Standard Notes Comment=Standard Notes Icon=/home/**USER_NAME**/Programs/standard-notes-icon.png
Make the file executable:
sudo chmod +x /usr/share/applications/standard-notes.desktop
Logout and back in.
After logging in search for your application in the "dash menu".
- You can do this by pressing the "super-key" and typing in the application name.
Launch the application. This will make the icon visible on the dock.
Right click the icon and choose "Add to favourites".
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