How To Add Application to App Tray in Ubuntu

How to use Alacarte

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Many Ubuntu applications that are downloaded from the internet don't get added to the launcher. Such applications are not searchable and require manual access through the file manager. alacarte is a menu editor for the Gnome desktop. It allows you to add, remove and edit items in the Gnome menu.

Using Alacarte

Step 1: Install alacarte from the ubuntu repositories

sudo apt install alacarte

Step 2: Run alacarte from the terminal or using the command function: alt + f2

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Step 3: Click the new item button

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Step 4: Fill in the details for the application.

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In the case of applications with executables, using the file picker

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Use an image when available for the icon.

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Here's a link to the icon I used for alacarte.

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