I can't find the way to add a custom menu entry to a .desktop launcher.
In Unity I was able to add custom menu entries to launcher like "Open customfile.txt" or "Open somespreadsheet.ods". Is that possible in Ubuntu Dock?
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Follow the steps below.
.desktop file associated to your preferred application, say
~/.local/share/applications/. You can do this by running the following command in Terminal
cp /usr/share/applications/app-name.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/
.desktop file using a text-editor, for example by running
Look for a line beginning with
Actions=. If there is one, append
My-Custom-Action; to it. Otherwise, add the following line
Write the following lines at end of the file:
[Desktop Action My-Custom-Action] Name=Name of the Option Exec=command-you-want-to-run
For example, if you want to open Text editor, put
gedit in place of
Save the file.
Click on "Activities" and search for the application.
Right-click on the application icon and select "Add to Favourites". It should be added to the Ubuntu dock.
Now if you right-click on the newly added application icon in the dock, you should see a "Name of the Option" entry in the context menu which should work as expected.
Similarly, you can other options by adding new
Desktop Actions and adding the name of the action to the
Actions= line. For more info see this.