I enjoy using terminal, I really do, yet sometimes having a visual shortcut when using an OS may be a nice perk.

In the case of applications that helps avoiding a myriad of open terminal windows holding execution of each software you’re currently running.

So without further waiting, here are the necessary steps:

  1. open terminal
  2. create new .desktop file: $touch android-studio.desktop
  3. edit it: (vim/gedit/anytexteditor) android-studio.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=Android Studio
Exec="/pathto/Android/android-studio/bin/studio.sh" %f
Icon=/pathto/Android/android-studio/bin/studio.png
Categories=Development;IDE;
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=true
StartupWMClass=jetbrains-android-studio
Name[en_US]=android-studio.desktop
  1. Save it and you’re done with it

Optional step:

If your distribution has a launcher instead of placing your .desktop file inside the Desktop folder move it to the local applications folder: mv /pathto/app.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/

This will do the trick