Creating a desktop icon on Fedora Linux involves a few steps:
- Create a desktop file: A desktop file is a configuration file that describes the properties of the application, such as its name, icon, and command to run. Create a new file with a .desktop extension in the
/usr/share/applications/directory. For example:
sudo nano /usr/share/applications/myapp.desktop
- Add the following lines to the file, replacing the values as appropriate:
[Desktop Entry] Name=My Application Comment=Description of my application Exec=/path/to/my/application Icon=/path/to/my/icon.png Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=Utility;
- Save the file and exit the text editor.
- Make the file executable:
sudo chmod +x /usr/share/applications/myapp.desktop
- Add the desktop icon to the user’s desktop:
cp /usr/share/applications/myapp.desktop ~/Desktop/
This will copy the
.desktop file to the user’s Desktop directory, and the icon will appear on the desktop.
Alternatively, you can create a symbolic link to the
ln -s /usr/share/applications/myapp.desktop ~/Desktop/myapp.desktop
This will create a symbolic link to the
.desktop file in the user’s Desktop directory.