I have some applications that aren’t in any repository but simply came as portable .zip files. How can I add those to the GNOME shell?
(I am not sure if I use the right GNOME terminology here. I mean where all the installed apps are listed. :))
I tried to add a .desktop file in .local/share/applications but nothing showed up. Any hints would be very welcome.
Try rebooting afterwards. Cache has to rebuild at some stage.
And write it yourself? If it is not valid, it will never show up.
Thanks! Now they show up. They even validate but nevertheless they don’t do anything. The apps don’t start. I will have to experiment with the options a little.
To get it working I had to change all paths in the .sh file the .desktop file is supposed to start to absolute paths.
What’s the reason for that? Is this normal?
I save myself from headaches. I installed Desktop File Creator and gave it a little custom icon, made the .sh executable in the terminal
chmod +x script.sh and that’s it. Enjoy life.