Ubuntu How to add programs to the launcher (search).

In order to add a program (e.g opera) to the search launcher at the top left corner of Ubuntu add a file like opera.desktop to:

   ~/.local/share/applications/opera.desktop

Add the following contents to the above file:

   [Desktop Entry]
   Type = Application
   Name = My Opera
   Comment = Open opera from opera.desktop
   Exec = /usr/bin/opera
   Icon = /usr/share/opera/styles/images/Opera_256x256.png

Now when you type My Opera in the search launcher you will be able to find the applincation and open it.

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