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grep Categories=Other /usr/share/applications/*.desktop
While not wrong this is rather misleading. You install programs on Linux, much the same as you install programs on Windows. The big conceptual difference is that Linux does not have a central registry (thank god) like windows, but rather tends to use a hierarchy of configuration files (a default system level and a user level so that you can override default settings) on a per application level.Moonmarch wrote: ↑Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:05 amIn most cases I don't use the applications menu the internet browser is the blue button that is next to the pi logo this starts Chromium the file manager shortcut is next to the internet button you can guess the rest, now if you compare Windows to Raspbian most programs that you use on a Windows PC are programs that you will install now with Linux, programs can run in a directory using the ./ command which means the program does not actually need to be installed if you are compiling your own programs, the applications menu is not completely necessary the menu is available for personal preference, or if you install all of your programs from the Raspbian repository these programs will appear in the Main Menu Editor.
Instead of using the applications menu I store programs in directories that I use most often which does not require much micro managing which includes the /home/pi directory, I access folders using the terminal with commands such as dir, cd .., nano, leafpad, etc., because of using Raspbian 9 Stretch which was overall a slow operating system the terminal commands were faster than the desktop applications.
Generally for that you create a directory called "bin" in your home directory and put the executables in there. The next time you log out and in again that directory will automatically get added to your path.
I'd normally add programs I had created to /usr/local/bin or /usr/local/sbin. That keeps them away from programs installed with the package manager.