If you want to create a custom link to some command or application on the Gnome3 activities menu, and you don’t want to install tools like Alacarte, just do the following:
1. Create a <name>.desktop in ~/.local/share/applications/
[lipi@i5-moll applications]$ pwd /home/lipi/.local/share/applications [lipi@i5-moll applications]$ cat oracle-task-input.desktop [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Oracle Task Input Comment=Llança el gestor de tasques Oracle Exec=/home/lipi/projects/task_management.sh Icon=/home/lipi/projects/oracle-icon.png Terminal=false Encoding=UTF-8
And that’s all!
If you want to see the icons that are defined in the system, take a look into /usr/share/applications/