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Nautilus plugin to create and modify application starters.

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What is Arronax?

Arronax is a plugin for Nautilus to create and modify application starters (.desktop files).

Arronax adds a menu item “Create starter for this file” 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.


Unsettings is alpha software. So far it seems to work for me but it may have severe bugs I didn’t noticed yet. Use it at your own risk.

If you find a bug in Arronax please report it at the bugtracker at Launchpad so that I can fix it. Thank you.


Arronax is beeing developed and tested on Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin”.

The .deb packages are installable on Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” and Linux Mint 13 “Maya”, too and seem to work according to a short test.

Arronax needs:

  • Gnome 3.4
  • Nautilus-Python 1.1
  • PyGObject

Where can you get it?

Arronax is available from


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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