View Full Version : [ubuntu] Oneiric 11.10 - Create a Desktop launcher or add to Unity launcher?

October 19th, 2011, 05:41 PM
In Ubuntu 11.10 using Unity, I have software that I need to run and I'm trying to create a launcher for it with great difficulty.

I can't seem to add it to the Unity launcher - can anyone steer me in the right direction?

Or, as an alternative, I'd like to create a desktop launcher for it, but that is also proving difficult - any suggestions?

Many thanks.

October 19th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Use the alacarte (apt:alacarte) menu editor to create a menu item for it. You can then do whatever you want with it.

October 19th, 2011, 07:16 PM
Sorry, but it's still not clear to me how using that menu editor I can add that to the Unity launcher.

October 19th, 2011, 07:20 PM
Never mind - I got. Create it, then move it to Unity launcher.

Thank you!