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Linux Mint adding launcher to Panel

Just go here and add a launcher – enjoy 🙂

  • /usr/share/cinnamon/applets/panel-launchers@cinnamon.org 
  • run the file  /usr/share/cinnamon/applets/panel-launchers@cinnamon.org/cinnamon-add-panel-launcher.py 
  • a nice GUI window should open up and allow you to add the launcher with the Name and Icon
  • if there is an error, check the permissions on the .py file
Categories: Linux, Tips and Tricks
  1. Mark
    August 17, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Thanks Naveen, worked like a charm.
    Why I can’t just drag & drop a launcher from the desktop to the panel is just a mystery to me!

    • August 18, 2013 at 1:27 AM

      i wondered the same – mint is supposed to be more user friendly than any other distro – but you can only expect so much from linux – if its too easy, then its not linux 🙂

  2. Fred
    April 16, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    So where is the mysterious “cinnamon-add-panel-launcher.py” file to be found?

    • April 16, 2016 at 3:01 PM


      it should be located in the same folder : /usr/share/cinnamon/applets/panel-launchers@cinnamon.org/cinnamon-add-panel-launcher.py

      • Falsk
        August 5, 2016 at 11:16 AM

        Looks like it’s gone in the newest version of Cinnamon…
        There are three files:

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