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    Default Wine app start menu shortcut?

    Anyone know how to add a wine app (Steam) to the main "start" menu?
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    Default Re: Wine app start menu shortcut?

    wine adds installed apps automatically, after installing steam you should have a new menu item, provided that steam created a shortcut, maybe during install you didn't chose create shortcuts.
    I usually install SumatraPDF in wine and it automatically creates a new menu item.
    you can always make a new menu item manually.

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    Default Re: Wine app start menu shortcut?

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    wine adds installed apps automatically, after installing steam you should have a new menu item, provided that steam created a shortcut, maybe during install you didn't chose create shortcuts.
    I usually install SumatraPDF in wine and it automatically creates a new menu item.
    you can always make a new menu item manually.

    How would I go about adding it myself?
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    Default Re: Wine app start menu shortcut?

    Right click menu icon select Edit applications and add new item(s)

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    Default Re: Wine app start menu shortcut?

    or go to
    ~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs/
    create a new text file called Steam.desktop, in a terminal execute
    Code:
    kwrite ~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs/Steam.desktop
    and paste this
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Steam
    Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/home/<you>/.wine" wine <'/enter/path/to/steam.exe'>
    Type=Application
    StartupNotify=true
    Path=/home/<you>/.wine/dosdevices/
    where it says <you> put your user account something like
    /home/abetterfish/.wine
    where it says </enter/path/to/steam.exe> enter path to steam.exe, as I don't have steam I have no idea what it would be, I suggest you open dolphin and go to
    /home/<you>/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/ or /home/<you>/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/ and see where steam is installed and the path to steam.exe
    edit as there is a space in Program Files name don't forget to use '" in the path something like
    "/home/<you>/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/steam.exe"

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