Ubuntu: create applications start menu shortcut

cd ~/.local/share/applications
nano ciao.desktop

Paste and edit the following text:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=Eclipse
Comment=Eclipse
Type=Application
Categories=Development;IDE;
Exec=/home/user/eclipse/jee-2020-03/eclipse/eclipse
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=true
Icon=/home/user/eclipse/jee-2020-03/eclipse/icon.xpm
Name[en_US]=Eclipse