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Somehow the Google Chrome entry in the applications menu disappeared in Ubuntu.

Is there a simple way of getting it back?

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To edit the menu, right click on it and go to 'Edit Menus'. Find Chrome, and double click to bring up the properties window. Press its picture to select a new icon. Mine was in /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps, and yours might be around there somewhere. if not, you can always download a new icon yourself.

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1- Create a desktop file (e.g. chrome.desktop) on your Desktop and insert the following content into that file:

#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Terminal=false
Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome
Name=Google Chrome
Icon=/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/google-chrome.png

2- Make it executable by running this command:

chmod +x ~/Desktop/chrome.desktop

3- Add it to the launcher:

cp ~/Desktop/chrome.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/
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  • This solution led me to idea that I accidentally could corrupt ~/.local/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop file when I was fixing annoying login keyring messages. And this is exactly what happened. Just had to fix the Icon= line. – Georgy Aug 8 '18 at 9:45

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