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Create and modify application, file and URI starters.

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Arronax is GUI program to create and edit starter files (.desktop files) for applications locations or URLs. It can be used as a standalone application or as plugins for the file managers Nautilus, Nemo and Caja.

The plugins add 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.

On some desktop environments the plugins add a menu item “Create starter” to your desktop’s context menu.

Arronax supports most of the keys specified by the Desktop Entry Specification including quicklists.


Arronax needs:

  • GTK 3.18 or later
  • Python 3.4 or later
  • PyGObject
  • nautilus-python for the Nautilus plugin
  • nemo-python for the Nemo plugin
  • caja-python for the Caja plugin


You can use Arronax under the conditions of GPL v3 or later.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

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