How do I create a shortcut to start a Windows application with Wine?
For example I have Notepad++
and I would like to have a shortcut to it on the desktop.
WLCreator is a Python program (script) that creates Linux desktoplaunchers for Windows programs (using Wine).
WLCreator will try to extract icons from exe file, and to search for all ico files in exe's directory and its subdirectories, and to convert them to png files. Additionaly, it will search for png files in application's main directory. After that, the user is presented with a graphical interface where he/she can choose the icon and launcher's name.
The program can also be integrated in Nautilus (as nautilus-script). This makes easy creation of launchers even easier!
You’ll need to ensure you have python-qt4, icoutils, and imagemagick installed to get full use of the application.
Download .deb package from here and once you have deb package you need to double click on it to install.
"Create Launcher" isn't an option in the context menu anymore.
Here's what i do. It's not the easiest but once it's in place you can just duplicate/edit the existing files.
Insert the following code without the quotes
Press Ctrl+x Press Y to save changed Press enter to confirm file name
Insert the following code. Don't use ~/ to indicate home directory, it does not work in .desktop files. I made a subdirectory in .bin for icons. If you don't have an icon you can leave the line blank.
Press Ctrl+x Press Y Press enter
Now your done.
To create additional launchers just copy the existing file and edit it in terminal
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