Some software makes use of shortcut executables to run their application. In such cases users may experience issues when trying to start these applications via Launcher, as they may not have been set up correctly.
To ensure that applications are set up correctly, please check that the application executable (.exe) added to Launcher is correct, and not the shortcut executable. To make certain of this, please follow these steps:
Step 1: Access the application shortcut properties, as follows:
- Right-click or long-press (touch) on a desktop application shortcut and select "Properties" from the dropdown menu.
- Or the start menu right-click or long-press (touch) an application then select "More" > "Open file location" to open the file explorer. Then right-click or long-press (touch) on the application shortcut and select "Properties" from the dropdown menu.
Step 2: Find the correct application location:
- In the shortcut properties, under the "Shortcut" tab, select "Open file location" to open a file explorer window and show the location of the executable application.
- You'll need the application path to correctly target the application on Launcher, so take note of the path as shown in the file browser path field, or alternatively right-click or long press (touch) the path to "Copy address as text".
Step 3: Open Launcher app settings to add your application:
- In Launcher, access the settings and go to the "Apps" tab
- Choose the option to "Add shortcut", then "Browse" to add an .exe to show the file explorer.
- When the file explorer appears, find your application using the path identified in step 2 or paste it into the path field to show the correct application folder.
- Select the application executable file (.exe) and add the application to Launcher.