How to Create a Gnome 3 Launcher
Everybody loves Gnome 3, right?
I thought so.
Unfortunately, sometimes you have to install a program that’s not available in your distro’s repository. When this happens, the installer probably won’t create a launcher.
So, what to do?
Luckily for us, we can create one manually. First:
sudo vi /usr/share/applications/[appname].desktop
This will create a new text file. In this file, enter:
Path=[directory containing executable file
Icon=[path to icon file]
Categories=[category of this application]
Save and close the file. Your application should show up in the activities menu.