Can Obsidian add a feature to create a .desktop file automatically?
this would be really useful. I’m in the process of setting it up for URI and it’s a bit tricky. I’m in Manjaro Linux installed through .AppImage
What’s the goal, here? If it’s to make an icon for the start menu, here are some notes I took on this when I first started using Obsidian (These are for ANY Appimage, not just Obsidian):
- the instructions on the Linux mint forum by user racer-x 01/08/2019 9:08pm are described below, and seem to be the simplest and most minimalistic.
- If an icon is needed, find the image and save it locally
- RMC the ‘Menu’ icon; the one that opens the system menu, usually at the bottom left of the screen (the one that opens when the ‘Win’ key is pressed)
- Press the ‘Menu’ button at the top, then find and press the ‘Open the menu editor’ button.
- Highlight (select) the submenu you want your appimage file to live, and press ‘new item’. Alternately, select ‘New menu’ to create a new submenu.
- Give the application a name.
- Click on the rocket icon on the left to change your icon. Select ‘browse’ to navigate to your icon (from step 1).
- Next to ‘Command’, press the ‘browse’ button, then find and select the .appimage to open with your new button.
- Press OK to finish the setup. Done.
I know this isn’t Automatic, but it has served me well for all kinds of programs.
System: Linux mint, although this has been similar on most -nix systems I’ve tried it on.