LXShortCut: creating shortcuts (icons) for LXDE (Lubuntu) desktop !

Classified in : Ubuntu derivatives - Tags : LXDE, shortcuts, desktop

You've always wanted to create shortcuts for LXDE (the graphic environment of Lubuntu), but you did not know how to do it ... now it s the time to know !


Well, you could create .desktop files with a text editor (imitating the ones in /usr/share/applications) ... but it's much easier to run lxshortcut (typing the command).

So press Alt+F2, then type in:
lxshortcut -o  ~/Desktop/my_shorcut.desktop

And then a nice window, will pop up with all the fields you need to define (including an icon), save ... and that's it, you have a new shortcut icon on your desktop !

You will get more information (or not much) at the LXDE wiki.


© Le Computing Froggy  !


#1 friday 19 december 2014 @ 11:59 laurent said :

Merci beaucoup j'ai longtemps chercher

#2 friday 21 october 2016 @ 16:16 maycom said :

Finally this was explained to me! Thanx!

#3 sunday 21 may 2017 @ 08:50 ptitjoz said :

Sous Lubuntu
Pour ceux qui ont tout mis en français
lxshortcut -o ~/Bureau/my_shorcut.desktop

#4 monday 22 may 2017 @ 12:23 Xcode for windows download said :

This is very well article.

#5 friday 22 september 2017 @ 11:43 Fram said :

Un grand merci pour l'astuce. Je passais de Lubuntu 16.04 à 17.04 (sur un vieux coucou) et créer un raccourci sur LXDE pour certains de mes outils commençait à me taquiner...

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