I've downloaded a cinelerra-gg version 5.1 txz-file from cinelerra-cv.org. The installation is very easy, no special knowledge needed, so I copied the file into a folder of my choice and performed tar xvf cinelerra5.1... and to run it I have to type cin in the terminal inside this folder.

Now, this means, I have to open each time the terminal and go into the folder or I can create a launchfile.

However, in my Xface environment a context menu emerges each time I cklick the right mouse button, where I can navigate by clicking into the programs .

How do I achieve cinerella-gg getting an entry in there?

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This is the context menu, cinelerra-cv is already in there, but cinelerra-cv has been installed with apt-get. Cinelerra-gg however is not there.


Depending on your knowledge and comfort, there are different ways:

Create a desktop icon:

On an empty place on your desktop, right-click and select "Create Starter". Enter a name and the path to your application, the working directory (will be the directory cinerella-gg is in), and an icon if desired. Save the starter and now you can start the application by (double-)clicking on the icon on the desktop. Maybe this is what you meant with "launchfile".

Edit the xfce4 menu:

Open the "Desktop Settings" menu, look for something like "menu editor". Select "Video Production" in the left panel and "Cinelerra-CV" there; this will show you the contents of this application's desktop file. Make a screenshot of these contents or remeber the values. Now Select the "+" in the top bar to add a new starter, and fill in the values you remebered, modifying the name, application path and maybe icon, and select "save starter" in the top bar.

For more information, see Menu libre

Create global desktop application file:

Ifyou don't want to mess around with your local menu configuration, go to /usr/share/applications, find the file named cinelerra-cv.desktop (I hope it is named thatway), copy this file to a new one and modify that to reflect your executable path. E.g.:

$ cd /usr/share/applications
$ ls cinelerra*
$ sudo cp cinelerra-cv.desktop cinelerra-gg.desktop
$ sudo nano cinelerra-gg.desktop

Instead of nano you may use any editor you prefer. Now edit the display name and path, save the file and you're done.

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