VCV2 pro linux desktop integration question

Just installed vcv2 pro and it is all up and running and fantastic!

So i have a more linux specific question: Like vcv2 is installed but copy pasting it into the right directory and execute the RACK file, I wonder how i could integrate it into my desktop or at least make a link to the Desktop. If not it will be all hidden in the ./ folders hard to find everytime i wanna start the program. the usual gnome thing “send to → make a link to Desktop” creates some file, but double clicking it wont do a thing…

You can create a desktop file, there are some examples in this thread.

I put the Rack program directory in ~/.local/opt and then in ~/.local/share/applications/vcvrack.desktop I have the following:

[Desktop Entry]
Categories=AudioVideo;AudioEditing;
Comment[en_GB]=
Comment=
Exec=/home/alex/.local/opt/Rack/Rack
GenericName[en_GB]=
GenericName=
Icon=/home/alex/.local/share/icons/vcvrack.png
MimeType=
Name[en_GB]=VCVRack
Name=VCVRack
Path=/home/alex/.local/opt/Rack/
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
Type=Application
X-KDE-SubstituteUID=false
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thanks for that, I ll investigate! I m using linux for decades but still having trouble with simple linking … :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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I’ve just installed Rack 2 and noticed it’s a bit different so this in my updated one (with an inverse coloured icon so I know which is which):

[Desktop Entry]
Categories=AudioVideo;AudioEditing;
Comment[en_GB]=Virtual Eurorack Modular Synth
Comment=
Exec=/home/alex/.local/share/VCV/Rack2Pro/Rack
GenericName[en_GB]=
GenericName=
Icon=/home/alex/.local/share/icons/vcvrack2.png
MimeType=
Name[en_GB]=VCVRack2
Name=VCVRack
Path=/home/alex/.local/share/VCV/Rack2Pro/
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
TerminalOptions=
Type=Application
X-DBUS-ServiceName=
X-DBUS-StartupType=
X-KDE-SubstituteUID=false
X-KDE-Username=
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