Ubuntu - Unity, XFCE, etc: making/changing applications shortcuts

For Unity, XFCE, and many more desktop environments, the files that cause programs to show up in your menus and Unity menus are in two places:

/usr/share/applications

~/.local/share/applications

the latter especially for WINE

Sometimes an application might not show up in your menus nicely because it doesn’t have a .desktop file in either of these locations. Try opening one of the .desktop files for a program that works, and saving as a new file for a program you’d like to work the same way.

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