Xamp Desktop Shortcut Ubuntu 12, Ubuntu 14+

Two Methods, Use GUI # 1, Use GUI #2

The important line to change when choosing the GUI is Exec= line.

 

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/xampp.desktop

 

paste

 

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Xampp Control Panel
Comment=Start or Stop XAMPP
Exec=gksudo python /opt/lampp/share/xampp-control-panel/xampp-control-panel.py
Icon=/opt/lampp/htdocs/favicon.ico
Categories=Application;Development;Web
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Terminal=0


Save


sudo chmod +x xampp.desktop


GUI #2

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Xampp Control Panel
Comment=Start or Stop XAMPP
Exec=gksudo  /opt/lampp/manager-linux-x64.run
Icon=/opt/lampp/htdocs/favicon.ico
Categories=Application;Development;Web
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Terminal=0