Arronax – Nautilus Plugin to Create and Modify Application Launchers

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Arronax is a program to create and modify starters (technically: .desktop files) for applications and locations (URLs).Arronax can be used as a standalone application or as a plugin for Nautilus, the default file manager of the Gnome and Unity desktop environments.

Arronax as Nautilus extension

As Nautilus plugin Arronax adds a menu item “Create starter for this file” or “Create a starter for this program” to the context menu (that’s the menu you get when you right-click a file in the file manager). If the file is a application starter you get an item “Modify this starter” instead.

If you have icons on your desktop enabled Arronax adds a menu item “Create starter” to your desktop’s context menu.
Arronax as standalone application

Arronax as standalone application can be started just like any other application using the application menu or application search function of your desktop environment.

Drag & Drop

Arronax supports Drag&Drop

You can drag an icon for example from the Unity Dash or the Gnome Classic application menu and drop it on an open Arronax window. Don’t drop it on one of the input fields in the Arronax window but on the free space beneath the icon.
You can drag files from the file manager and other applications and drop them on the input area in the “MIME types” tab to add the corresponding MIME types to the list. This will add every MIME type only once, even if you add multiple files with the same MIME type.
You can drag image files from the file manager or other applications and drop them on the icon selector at the left of the Arronax window to use that image as icon for the starter. It is up to you tom take care that the image has the right size.
You can drag a file or folder from the file manager or a URL from your web browser and drop it on the “Command”, “Start in Folder” or “File or URL” input area to use the corresponding file path.

Install Arronax in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install arronax



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2 Responses

  1. Robert says:

    It works great, especially on lxde using the base install. Thanks!!!

  2. brainDamaged says:

    thanks mate, was struggling…

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