Add an Android Studio shortcut to the app launcher on Ubuntu

How to add a launcher shortcut on Gnome 3 to launch Android Studio (Ubuntu 16.04)
Add an Android Studio shortcut to the app launcher on Ubuntu

This tip explains how to add a shortcut to the app launcher to launch Android Studio on Ubuntu.

Prerequisites

Add a shortcut in the launcher

If you want to access Android Studio from the dash or add an icon as a favourite in the launcher, this is pretty simple. Follow the steps below :

  • Open Android Studio,
  • Click on Tools menu -> Create Desktop Entry.

This should create an entry on the dash.

Android Studio on dashboard
Android Studio on dashboard

  • Launch Android Studio
  • On the launcher, right click on the Android Studio logo
  • In the menu, click on Add to Favourites

The Android Studio icon should now be available in the application launcher.

Add Android Studio to Favourites
Add Android Studio to Favourites

Add a desktop shortcut icon

If you prefer to access Android Studio clicking on an icon from your desktop from a Gnome 3 environment, please read the following article: Add an Android Studio icon on Ubuntu

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Louis-Gabriel POUILLOT
Senior Software Engineer