Re: Add programs to the Launcher
The first thing you did wrong: Making things difficult for yourself by deciding to manually create a .desktop file! There's an easy GUI way mentioned on that page. Go to the Dash and type in "Main Menu" and use that program to create a menu item, which behind-the-scenes is actually a .desktop file. The menu item will be available in the Dash and you can drag it from the Dash to the Launcher.
Originally Posted by Brad wilkinson
The second thing you did wrong: Exec=/home/pycam-0.5.1/pycam It should actually be something like: /home/brad/pycam-0.5.1/pycam
(assuming your username is "brad")
/home is not your home directory, it's the folder that contains everybody's home directories.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.