I use Gravit Designer as a design tool for my work as a webdesigner. This tool is available on Linux Ubuntu by downloading an AppImage. The software works as expected, but launching it is a bit tedious. You have to browse to the AppImage and open it. My goal was to be able to open it using a simple shortcut.
Solution to add an application to the launcher on Ubuntu 20.04
First create a file named
<application_name>.desktop to the local applications folder:
~/.local/share/applications/. In my example I named it
Then fill the file like this:
Now the application is discoverable for the launcher. Check it out by opening the launcher (SUPER-key) and type your application name. The application should be listed. Open it to see if it works 🙂
- On Ubuntu StackExchange: How do I add an application to the dash?