Linux Mint as any other Linux distro is a free and open source operating system, yes it’s similar to Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac but it’s totally free for any hardware. One of the major advantages and most handy features of Linux Mint is its ability to operate from a DVD or a USB flash; this is known as a live DVD or live USB. This feature gives the user the ability to try Linux Mint and even troubleshoot computers which are even using other operating systems like Windows and Mac.
If you’re new to Linux and wondering about what is a Linux distro; think of a distro as a distinct flavor of Linux that has its own advantages and in some cases its uses. For example Android is a Linux distro that is optimized for touchable devices (Phones, tablets, TVs, Cars and now watches).
This post will present a step by step guide on how to add a program short cut from the Mint menu. It’s worth noting that in many cases a short cut is created automatically after installing the application.
Step One: Right click the Mint menu and then click on the configure option.
Step Two: A new window will pop-up, select the “Open the menu editor” tab.
Step Three: You’ll be directed to a new window, first select the category of your application for example sound and video. Then click the “New item” tab.
Step Four: A small window will pop-up in the name field; type the name of the application you want e.g Git or any other thing. In the Command field browse to the destination where your application is installed. Then click the OK button.
Now, you’ve successfully added a program short cut from the mint menu, and you can quick lunch it.