Can one add 'custom' programs to the Application Launch Bar?

Chris Green cl at
Thu Dec 20 12:22:25 UTC 2012

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 12:52:33PM -0500, matt davis wrote:
> Go to /usr/share/applications. This is where you will find most of
> your app launchers (there is another /applications which I believe
> is in your /home but I am drawing a blank as to where it is right
> now). Now use leafpad to edit the *.desktop that corresponds to the
> program. Look for the "Exec=xxxxx" line. Add whatever switches and
> parameters you desire to this line and save it. At this point add
> the program to the lxpanel app launcher in the normal way and it
> should be fine. Hope it works for you.
Yes, OK, that's the way that it can currently be done but there really,
really should be an easier way.  In general to start a script from the
command line all one needs to do is type the name of the script, there
should be a launcher applet that emulates this.

Chris Green

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