Adding Shortcuts in Linux manually
When you get a gzipped tar file as an application (I am looking at you, Firefox Dev Edition), it is not so easy to add shortcuts for it; especially if you use a tiling window manager.
So, here is a quick reference for you (and me):
Extract the folder to
Create a symbolic link from the executable to
ln -sf /opt/<APP_NAME>/<EXEC_FILE> /usr/local/bin/
- Create a desktop file in
[Desktop Entry] Name=APP_NAME GenericName=APP_NAME Exec=/usr/local/bin/APP_NAME Terminal=false Icon=/opt/APP_NAME/icon.jpg Type=Application Categories=Application;Network;X-Developer; Comment=APP_NAME