[How To] Add Genymotion to Ubuntu Dash Menu

Genymotion Dash
At First create a “genymotion.desktop” file in “usr/share/applications/” folder. Then copy and paste the below contents into “genymotion.desktop” file.

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Genymotion Simulator
Comment=Android Simulator fast and reliable
GenericName=Genymotion Simulator
Exec=/usr/local/bin/genymotion
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Icon=/media/BACKUP/genymotion/icons/icon.png
Categories=Application;Network;Internet;
StartupWMClass=Genymotion
StartupNotify=true

In above file, I have created symbolic link to my genymotion in “/usr/local/bin/genymotion”. I have installed genymotion in “/media/BACKUP/genymotion/” thus my command to create symbolic link to genymotion is:

$ sudo ln -n "/media/BACKUP/genymotion/genymotion /usr/local/bin/genymotion"

Now, change the “Icon” to point to the icon.png file which is inside the genymotion folder.

If you have any confusions following this walkthrough. Please let me know in comments.

Thanks,

Samundra Shrestha

I work as fullstack developer. Having spent more than 5 years in the web development technologies, I aspire to create an environment where we can share, learn and grow together.

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