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Adding or Removing Icons from the application drawer?

asked 2012-02-03 16:24:16 -0500

robotmaxtron gravatar image

How do I add or remove icons from the application menu in Gnome 3 or Cinnamon?

For example if I waned to add an icon for a command line application like irssi or wanted to remove a program from the list but leave it installed on the system.

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answered 2012-02-04 10:20:54 -0500

Elad Alfassa gravatar image

To add a launcher for your user only, put it's desktop file in


(~ being your home directory). To add a launcher for all users, put the desktop file in


If you want to learn how to create a desktop file, you can look at the ones already installed on your computer (in /usr/share/applications) or read the desktop file specification.

As for removing icons, I am not familiar with any good method. You can delete the relevant files from /usr/share/applications, but they will come back when you update your system.

Also, I am not aware of a graphical way (that works with Fedora 16) of doing this.

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Hi thanks for your post. I tried adding a .desktop file in ~/local/share/applications but no icons appears - what can I do?

mads gravatar imagemads ( 2016-01-26 07:00:06 -0500 )edit

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