Manage Launchers

The Manage Launchers window is used to create, edit, rename, delete, and otherwise manage launchers. To access this window, use Settings→Manage Launchers.

Picture of Manage Launchers window.

Example Manage Launchers window.

The window has the following elements:


The name of each launcher. There are some limitations on names, for example, names must start with an alphanumeric character. Invalid names will be flagged when creating a new launcher. A launcher named "Default" must exist at all times.

Launchers loaded from the systemd directory prefix/share/qtermy/launchers are denoted by "share" in parentheses. These cannot be renamed or deleted from within qtermy. However they can be overridden by creating a launcher with the same name.

Each launcher's configured FileExtensions, if any.
The launcher to use as the default launcher. Normally this is the launcher named "Default" but this is not required.
Launchers marked as favorite will be displayed at the top of Open With menus. The configured FileExtensions and URISchemes are used to prioritize launchers by matching against the target URL.
Each launcher's configured LaunchType.
Each launcher's configured MountType.
Each launcher's configured Command. Launchers with a type of "Desktop Default" don't have a command since they launch via the desktop.
New Item
Creates a new empty launcher from scratch and opens it in a settings editor dialog.
Clone Item
Makes a copy of the selected launcher and opens it in a settings editor dialog.
Delete Item
Deletes the selected launcher.
Rename Item
Renames the selected launcher.
Edit Item
Opens the selected launcher in a settings editor dialog.
Import App
Imports a new launcher from an existing desktop entry files of the kind commonly found at /usr/share/applications. Then, opens the new launcher in a settings editor dialog for review and customization.
Reload Files
Scans for new launcher settings files and for changes to existing files.