@Jeffrey-Needle I can’t recall on the fly a good tutorial about making .desktop files.
They may be either quite complex or quite simple. This is an example of a very simple .desktop file. It plays Gnome startup sound.
The physical file name is
gnome-startup-sound.desktop, but in a file manager it will be shown with another name. Exactly, with those indicated by the
Comment[en_US]=Plays Gnome's startup sound
Comment=Plays Gnome's startup sound
Exec=/usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play -V -20.0 --id="desktop-login" --description="GNOME Login"
Name[en_US]=Gnome Startup Sound
Name=Gnome Startup Sound
There are many useless instruction in the example. Leave them as is.
The command(s) to execute are indicated in the
The icon to show is indicated by the
Save the file. To make it visible system-wide, you may save it in the
Make the file executable.
Run it at least once. So Gnome will mark the file as Trusted.
Done. A newly created .desktop file will be visible among Gnome applications.