I used to launch Android Studio by this steps:

  1. Open Android Studio folder.
  2. Open terminal there.
  3. Confirm sh studio.sh command.

Can I lauch Android Studio from the Desktop by the 1 click?

  • Possible duplicate. Give importance to the line: Exec=/home/samuel/ugene-1.11.5/ugene -ui. In your case change it to path to your script. Also, change the other relevant lines.
    – Raphael
    Sep 10, 2016 at 4:38

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Create a file ( Desktop File ) with this content:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Android Studio 

Change /PATH/TO/ICON/studio.png and /PATH/TO/studio.sh accordingly.
save the file as: android-studio.desktop in /usr/share/applications

Now you'll be able to search in the Dash for Android Studio

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    For whatever reason it is not working for me. I tried to write the path only with path/to/studio.sh and path/to/sh studio.sh Either way, not working and not able to launch from desktop icon
    – Nandete82
    Jun 28, 2020 at 19:19
  • It worked, but after I change the file permissions to 644 with chmod 644 file.desktop and I also had my Exec= path not right, and when I fixed it to the correct path, the "Allow launching" appeared and I was able to add it as a favorite in the launcher. Jan 13, 2021 at 0:26

The easiest and fastest way to do this is:

after you open the program the same way you mentioned, right click on the program (from the programs bar/menu bar on the left) and click "Lock to Launcher".


I use this :

sudo apt-get install alacarte

I want to create launcher for Android Studio, This is the simple way : enter image description here

Open Alacarte. Choose New Item

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Choose .sh File and Logo.. and Done.

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