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Thread: How can I make a shortcut to a program?

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    How can I make a shortcut to a program?

    I am relatively new to Ubuntu, but i know my way around.
    I recently installed a .deb package of a program called linaxepad, It's a utility for programming picaxe chips. The problem is that I have to start it with the terminal every time because it did not make a link in the applications section. I know the executable resides at /usr/apps and is in fact the only thing in /usr/apps.
    How can I generate the link or entry required to make it appear as any other application would, in the menu, etc.

    Note: When it is running there is not option in the dropbox on the task bar to pin, as there normally is.

    Also note: This is the aforementioned program Linaxepad released as deb on Ubuntuforums.org
    Last edited by pete20r2; April 16th, 2011 at 03:57 PM. Reason: Inappropriate title

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    Re: How can I make a shortcut to a program?

    Right click your menus> Edit menus
    Go to applications, select an appropriate subcategory and click New entry.
    Give it a name of your liking and give as its command
    Code:
    /usr/apps/whatevertheappropriatecommandis

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    Re: How can I make a shortcut to a program?

    will try tomorrow, thanks for the help.

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