I have manually installed a software to
/opt and I wanted to add it to the Applications menu.
Although Ubuntu makes it dead easy to add it to my user's menu, how do I add it system wide, so that all users will see the application in their menu?
You can create the proper .desktop file and place it in /usr/share/applications which is the global place for applications.
It would like something like this:
Name will show the name that will appear in the menu, and Category will place it in a certain category in the menu. Exec is the command line option to start the program. You can open the other .desktop files in /usr/share/applications with a text editor to get an idea.
Hope that help!
To add an entry of a program installed manually system wide you need to create a .desktop file in
Desktop files have the following syntax:
Edit the file to your needs and save it as root as