I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian via the NOOBS installer.
I recently installed RetroPie on top of Raspbian with the setup script
retropie_setup.sh. This allows me to start EmulationStation from the terminal by running
Now I want to add a desktop shortcut to launch EmulationStation directly from Raspbian. I tried to create a shortcut myself as
emulationstation.desktop, but running the shortcut had no effect.
[Desktop Entry] Name=EmulationStation Comment=Desktop shortcut for EmulationStation Exec=emulationstation Type=Application Encoding=UTF-8 Categories=Application;Game;
A guide on RobbysWeb.com suggested closing the desktop with
Exec=pkill Xorg. However, this method only works if EmulationStation is already running in the background.
How can I create a desktop shortcut to EmulationStation/RetroPie from Raspbian?