Sometimes I am installing software and would like to have a starter entry in the menu or the sidepanel but some programs don’t create one. But it’s quite easy to add a custom runner.
Just create a file somewhere on your disk. I used my home directory (~) and Postman as an example app – here my ~/postman.desktop file:
[Desktop Entry] Name=Postman Exec=/opt/Postman/Postman Terminal=false Type=Application Icon=/opt/Postman/app/resources/app/assets/icon.png StartupWMClass=Postman Comment=collaboration platform for API development Categories=Development;
With this file in place you have to decide to install it for all users or for a single user only.
For all users run
sudo desktop-file-install ~/postman.desktop
or for you active user run
desktop-file-install --dir=$HOME/.local/share/applications ~/postman.desktop
After running one of those commands you will find the starter in the menu.