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A user-friendly GUI for creating desktop entries for installed applications on Linux.

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Desktop entry creator

PyPI License

A user-friendly GUI for creating desktop entries for installed applications on Linux.



  1. Install the required system packages:

    • Fedora and RHEL based distros:
      sudo dnf install python3-devel cairo cairo-devel python3-cairo gobject-introspection gobject-introspection-devel cairo-gobject cairo-gobject-devel
    • Ubuntu and Debian based distros:
      sudo apt install python3-dev libcairo2 libcairo-dev python3-cairo libgirepository-1.0-1 libgirepository1.0-dev libcairo-gobject2
  2. Install using pip:

    pip install desktop-entry-creator


  1. Install the required system packages mentioned in the installation section.
  2. Setup Python 3 virtual environment using Pipenv:
    pipenv --three
  3. Activate the virtual enviroment and install the dependencies:
    pipenv shell
    pipenv install --dev
  4. Run located under the desktop_entry_creator directory to launch the GUI:


This project is licensed under the terms of the GPL v3 license.

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