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Thread: Asteroids3D and putting it on the Kickoff launcher

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    Default Asteroids3D and putting it on the Kickoff launcher

    Hi, I've installed the Asteroids3D game but it isn't on the Kickoff launcher. How can I add it to the list of games programs on Kickoff? I installed it using Yast.

    Regards Steve

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    Default Re: Asteroids3D and putting it on the Kickoff launcher

    Quote Originally Posted by steveis2 View Post
    Hi, I've installed the Asteroids3D game but it isn't on the Kickoff launcher. How can I add it to the list of games programs on Kickoff? I installed it using Yast.
    The package apparently misses a .desktop file, you could make a bug report about that.

    You can create entries manually by using the menu editor though, just right-click on the Kickoff icon and select "Edit Applications...", or run "kmenuedit".

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    Default Re: Asteroids3D and putting it on the Kickoff launcher

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    The package apparently misses a .desktop file, you could make a bug report about that.

    You can create entries manually by using the menu editor though, just right-click on the Kickoff icon and select "Edit Applications...", or run "kmenuedit".
    Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: Asteroids3D and putting it on the Kickoff launcher

    or manually make a *.desktop file and place it in /usr/share/applications
    i do this for most of the programs i build from source

    a genaric maybe "asteroid3d.desktop"
    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Type=Application
    Name=Asteroid-3d
    GenericName=Asteroid 3d
    Comment= 3d asteroids game
    Icon=asteroid3d.png
    Exec=asteroid3d
    Categories=Game;ActionGame;ArcadeGame;
    Keywords=Asteroids;
    assuming you passed " --prefix=/usr" to configure and it did not install to /usr/local
    and the icon for it is called asteroid3d.png and is in /usr/share/pixmaps



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    Default Re: Asteroids3D and putting it on the Kickoff launcher

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnVV View Post
    or manually make a *.desktop file and place it in /usr/share/applications
    i do this for most of the programs i build from source
    Or ~/.local/share/applications/, that would be specific to this user.

    Btw, that's exactly what KDE's menu editor does:
    it creates a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications/.
    If you wanted to make that system-wide, you could move it to /usr/share/applications/ too.

    a genaric maybe "asteroid3d.desktop"
    ...
    assuming you passed " --prefix=/usr" to configure and it did not install to /usr/local
    and the icon for it is called asteroid3d.png and is in /usr/share/pixmaps
    It should work as well if you installed to /usr/local/ I think.
    /usr/local/bin/ is in the path by default, and /usr/local/share/ is part of the standard XDG_DATA_DIRS, so all things should be found in /usr/local/ too.

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