Manually installed application not appearing in Show Applications menu in Ubuntu

You can Add manually installed application to ‘Show Applications’ grid in Ubuntu by creating a launcher for the application (.desktop file) in your ~/.local/share/applications directory.

If you want the application to be available to all users, you can put the .desktop file in the /usr/share/applications directory.

First create an empty text file, name it something like <application-name>.desktop, and add the following lines to it

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Application Name
Comment=A short description of the application

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