After posting my previous tutorial on Manually Installing Firefox I noticed that the Katapult Launcher in Kubuntu was not aware of my newly installed application. Apparently you need to refresh Katapult before it’ll see the changes. For those of you that use Katapult this little trick might be handy.. and for those of you that don’t use Katapult you’re really missing out. This is one of the apps that I really like in KDE that gnome doesn’t really have.
Refreshing the Katapult Launcher
Refreshing Katapult to be aware of newly installed applications can be done in just a few quick steps:
- Hit “Alt-Space” to bring up the Katapult Launcher
- Hit “Ctrl-C” and select “Configure Katapult
- Click “Save” without making any changes
Your newly installed applications will now be launchable from within Katapult. Katapult ftw!