Installing KNIME on Ubuntu Linux - create permanent launcher icon

How to create a permanent launcher icon for Knime in Ubuntu Linux (22.04 in my case, but should work in most other recent versions too). Open a terminal window and enter:

pico ~/.local/share/applications/KNIME.desktop

and paste

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Version=1.0
Name=KNIME
GenericName=KNIME Analytics Platform
Comment=KNIME Analytics Platform
Exec=/path/to/knime
Icon=/path/to/icon.xpm
Terminal=false
Categories=Development;IDE;
StartupNotify=true

into it. Change “/path/to” to wherever the downloaded Knime archive was unpacked. Save (ctrl-O) and exit (ctrl-X). Reboot and login again. Click on “Show applications” in the bottom left corner. It should show the Knime icon. Right-click the Knime icon and choose “Add to favorites”.

This might also be relevant to @warm123 's question in an older thread.

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Thanks for the tip ! :slight_smile:
Can you explain the Terminal = false parameter, please ? And also the Categories=Development;IDE; ?

From what I understand “Terminal=true” is to launch terminal apps like “htop”, or if you want to see the messages that an app sends to stdout. I think Categories is only used by desktop environments that show installed apps by category, like in Ubuntu MATE; I don’t think standard Ubuntu still uses this.

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