Custom XFCE Launcher Menu Items

May 06, 2015

When an application fails to register a menu shortcut, you can add one manually by creating a file in /home/<username>/.local/share/applications/

Below is an example of a shortcut to robomongo.

robomongo.desktop

    #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open  
    [Desktop Entry]
    Version=1.0  
    Terminal=false  
    Type=Application  
    Name=robomongo  
    Exec=/opt/robomongo/bin/robomongo  
    Icon=office-database  
    Categories=Development  

I typically identify available icon names by right-clicking a launcher item and checking what icons are available to change to.