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    Appimage - add to favourites

    Hi all

    Ive downloaded the programs krita, godot and lmms
    these are all .zip files with an appimage i just click to run
    how can i get these to stay on the dock?

    i saw a thread that said i should get asked to add to file system but that doesnt happen
    there is no option to right click and add to favourites for these

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    Re: Appimage - add to favourites

    The AppImage needs to have a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications in order to show in the applications menu and activities overview search. Once you have started it from either of these locations, you should be able to pin it to the launcher. You may have to create the .desktop file yourself, and you may have to supply an icon.

    Some AppImages will create a .desktop file, in ~/.local/share/applications, but most don't. For example, Etcher made a .desktop file on first run by double-click. It also automatically provided the icon, so it was easy. Krita didn't do either, as I recall, so I made the .desktop file, and had to find an icon for it on google. You should use an .svg file for the icon.

    For example, here is a .desktop file for Krita, (note: my location for all my appimages is ~/appimages):
    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Version=1.0
    Terminal=false
    Icon=krita
    Type=Application
    Categories=Graphics;
    Exec=/home/dmn/appimages/krita-4.2.5-x86_64.appimage %U
    Name=Krita AppImage
    GenericName=Graphics Design
    StartupNotify=true
    Save it as krita.desktop in ~/.local/share/applications

    The Krita icon (krita.svg) was put in /usr/share/icons, which is a standard searched location.
    Last edited by Dennis N; October 14th, 2019 at 02:27 PM.

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    Re: Appimage - add to favourites

    Thank you very much,

    any idea why i cant get lmms on the favourites?.. this stilld oes not give me the options..

    [Desktop Entry]
    Version=1.0
    Type=Application
    Name=Lmms
    Comment=Music
    Exec=/home/nibz/GameDev/lmms.AppImage
    Icon=/home/nibz/Pictures/lmms.png
    Categories=Music
    Path=
    Terminal=false
    StartupNotify=false

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    Re: Appimage - add to favourites

    Quote Originally Posted by nibz-au View Post
    Thank you very much, any idea why i cant get lmms on the favourites?.. this stilld oes not give me the options..
    When choosing categories you are supposed to include one of the following main categories: AudioVideo, Audio, Video, Development, Education, Game, Graphics, Network, Office, Settings, Science, System, Utility.

    So use one of these words in your Categories at a minimum. You can have more than one Category. Categories are separated by semicolons (;) and also the list of categories ends in a semicolon.

    'Music' is an 'Additional Category' so you should include one of the main categories with it, chosen from its 'Related Categories' column in the table linked below. That might help.

    Code:
    Categories=AudioVideo;Music;
    See the Additional Categories and their Related Categories here:
    https://specifications.freedesktop.o...st/apas02.html
    Last edited by Dennis N; 4 Weeks Ago at 03:25 PM.

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