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Thread: How to change command behind an icon in the launch bar?

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    How to change command behind an icon in the launch bar?

    Currently I have an icon sitting in my launch bar, with corresponding command:
    Dia

    I want to change the launching command to:
    LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0 dia

    and preserve the icon.
    so each time when I click on the same icon it will launch Dia with the new command.
    Is it possible to do this? And how? Many thanks.

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    Re: How to change command behind an icon in the launch bar?

    If it's a regular application you can:
    first open gedit.
    Then, for ease of use, open the file manager and then
    go to the folder /usr/share/applications
    Find the application, and then drag it into the gedit window.
    Edit the command line "Exec="

    At this point, I also add something like My in front of the program name
    "Name=My Program"
    Then open the file menu option and go to save as(not save)
    And save the file in /home/username/.local/share/applications.

    Then open the dash and search for the program.
    When found, add it to the launcher and it should stay there, regardless of what happens from then on.
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    Re: How to change command behind an icon in the launch bar?

    Right click launch bar>Add New Item>Launcher>set up your launcher with a name, an icon pic if you want one, and command.

    Test it. Delete the old icon with 'dia' as the command.

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    Re: How to change command behind an icon in the launch bar?

    Locate the .desktop associated with Dia, open in a text editor, (root if in below address). Find the Exec= line & edit to -
    Code:
    Exec=env LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0 dia %F
    May need to log out/in to affect in launcher

    Likely will be found in /usr/share/applications/dia.desktop

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