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How do I add or edit applications in gnome shell?

asked 2012-03-15 06:53:52 -0500

annavt gravatar image

How do i edit the icon displayed for a program or the command options used to run it in gnome shell. On gnome2 I could right click on the application item to edit these settings.

For example i have installed fpm2 from yum, and while the application is listed in the applications in gnome shell, the icon is just the generic cogs one.

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answered 2012-03-15 12:15:39 -0500

Peter Scott gravatar image

updated 2012-03-15 12:25:45 -0500

Files representing applications live in /usr/share/applications. Yours should be called something like fedora-fpm2.desktop. Just edit it to change the Exec or Icon entries

Postscript:

Your question is more or less a duplicate of this question which has a fuller answer.

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