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Ubuntu add appimage to applications / dock / favourites

Tested with 18.04 and 20.04

Preparation

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:appimagelauncher-team/stable

  • sudo apt-get update

  • sudo apt install dconf-editor menulibre appimagelauncher

Integration of .appimage

  • Download an .appimage file
  • Open it, should now open wirh appimagelauncher
    • Intergrate and move
    • The appimage is now in ~/Applications
  • appimagelauncher creates a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications/, e.g. PrusaSlicer.desktop
  • Ubuntu 20.04 does this automatically:
    • Google an icon for the app and save it to e.g. ~/Applications/prusa.png
    • Start "menulibre"
      • Set the downloaded image as icon
      • Check "Use start notification"
    • Add to dock/favourites:
      • Start "dconf-edior"
      • Navigate to org/gnome/shell/favorite-apps
      • Add your .desktop entry to custom value. Example:
        • ...
          'org.gnome.Software.desktop', 
          'PrusaSlicer.desktop'
          ]
  • Log out and in again