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In gnome I can create a shortcut to an application by placing the .dektop file in the ~/.local/share/applications/, like this

cat > ~/.local/share/applications/vscode.desktop <<EOL
[Desktop Entry]
Exec=/media/data/sas/devel/opt/code/code %f
Icon=/media/data/sas/devel/opt/code/visual-studio-code-green.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Name=vscode
Comment=Editor for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications
Categories=Development;WebDevelopment;IDE;Utility;TextEditor;
EOL

So I can press the super key ad just start typing code to run it

How can I achieve the same with kde 5???

Using Kubuntu 18.04, kde plasma 5.12.7, kde framework 5.44


edit: just had to create the folder and everything worked as expected, sorry...

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    Why not? What happens when you try, assuming you've made the .desktop file executable and the name is unique. – DK Bose May 24 '19 at 6:01
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    It should be the same. – Bruni May 24 '19 at 6:01
  • sorry, the directory just wasn't there, in ubuntu (gnome) it's always there by default... I created it and everything worked fine... I googled around but couldn't find an example for kde... – opensas May 24 '19 at 6:30
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    It doesn't exist in Kubuntu 19.04. I guess the same applies to Kubuntu 18.04 as well but I can't remember! – DK Bose May 24 '19 at 8:37
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Global application launch files ending ".desktop" go in:

/usr/share/applications

Personal application files go in:

/home/$USER/.local/share/applications/

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