How can I place an icon on the desktop, or on the menu bar?
This isnt an application development question, I have some simple programs that run either in bash, or as compiled c++ programs. I'm interested in where the icons, or links to programs are stored.
I tried making a link with
$ln -s /home/phablet/hello /home/phablet/Desktop/hello
the link was made, but when i click on it in the file manager, it asks if i want to open it with some other program. when I select open with" it doesnt show me any other programs, just a link to the app store.
I can execute the link via the terminal, but thats not really what I want to do. I would like to click a button on the application list, or in the side bar, and get the program output. how do I do that?
Where are application links stored?
poVoq last edited by poVoq
On the "desktop" is currently not possible.
To place it permanently in the side bar, launch the app, then longpress the temporary icon and select the option.
Lakotaubp last edited by
@Eric Just to clarify are you referring to your PinePhone. It may make no difference but you never know.
The user installed apps have .desktop files kept in ~/.local/sharr/applications/
Try creating a desktop file there, and it should appear in the drawer. I am not sure how to launch a cl tool that way though...
dobey last edited by
There is currently no support for launching an app in a terminal. If the things you want to create icons for are CLI tools, you will first need to open the terminal app, and then run your tools from there.
@Lakotaubp yes, PinePhone
is what I have ubuntu touch installed on