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While sharing some software it's a good idea to include a link file ( address launcher of home page). A file without an image is not eye catchable.
How to create a link file with a custom image as icon?

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Create a application launcher. For this save the following to a file with .desktop extension. Make it executable (chmod +x filename)

[Desktop Entry]

change /usr/share/pixmaps/firefox.png to your icon, to your link

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