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How does one create a launcher for an application in Wine under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? Instructions at "https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine" say, 'right click on the desktop and select "Create a launcher."' Unfortunately, when I right click on the desktop, the options do not include "Create a launcher." Instead, I get, "New Folder "New Document", "Paste", "Organize Desktop by Name", "Keep Aligned", and "Change Desktop Background". Thanks.

  • That option appears when you are using xfce desktop not in Unity. See here how to create custom launcher for wine application – g_p Dec 19 '14 at 7:11
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You can create a launcher item in /usr/share/applications or in /home/user/.local/share/applications.

This is a file with extension .desktop.

Procedure:

Open a terminal,

Press Ctrl+Alt+T

Run it:

sudo -i
nano /usr/share/applications/msoffice.desktop

The file should look similar to this content:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Msoffice
Comment=Microsoft Office
Exec=sh -c "cd /home/user/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Msoffice_Folder; wine msoffice.exe"
Icon=wine
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Wine;
StartupNotify=true

Ctrl + O, save file. Ctrl + X, close nano.

So you'll be able to locate your application in the Launcher by typing "msoffice".

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