Quote Originally Posted by Endolith View Post
In GNOME, just add a menu entry for "java -jar /home/username/Programs/jBidWatcher". Easy.

(Though double-clicking a .jar file should ideally launch the program without any additional effort, and GNOME popping up a balloon notification asking you if you'd like a launcher to be automatically created would be even easier.)
This worked very well, thanks.

Found the pretty icon here:

http://g.imagehost.org/download/0415/jb.svg

place into:

/usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/

And don't forget to change the ownership of the jb.svg file:

chown root:root /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/jb.svg