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Desktop files database

When you press super key in your window manager you will most likely get a searchable and clickable menu / list of applications. When you install a new application you will get the corresponding menu item. Sometimes you want to make your own entries.

Add a personal desktop file

Add a new file ~/.local/share/applications/myapp.desktop and make it look something like this:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=My New Application
GenericName=My Special New App

Refresh desktop database

Just run command


And your new menu item should be there.

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