Running Docker container from Gnome or Mate Menu

Hi All:

I would like to run a docker container from a desktop menu as follows:

  1. in virtualbox, have a desktop running with menus (Mate in my case)
  2. add a menu launcher to start a container probably aimed at a simple bash script
  3. run that container from the menu as the logged in user (regular, standard user)
  4. avoid adding the user to the docker group…on the assumption that gives the regular user too much access to the docker daemon
    My sense is existing apps like Firefox do this somehow in common, popular linux desktop environments using soft links but I’ve been unable to emulate that approach.

Any suggestions? As usual, thanks so much!