Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I recently bought VVVVVV (game) from the Ubuntu Software Centre. Sadly, there is no desktop launcher for the game! Meaning, I can't find it using the dash. When I enter /usr/share/applications though, the game is there. When I click it, this pops up:

enter image description here

Clicking "Run" starts the game perfectly, but this isn't a user friendly way of starting it. Is there a way to create a desktop launcher for VVVVVV?

share|improve this question

You can follow the instructions on the Ubuntu Community Help Wiki

Essentially, you make a file with contents like:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=This is my comment

Then save it as a *.desktop file in /usr/share/applications

You can also use the Desktop File Validator to make sure you did it right.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.