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    Default Launcher Issue

    I have an application that I want to include an icon on my Activities list or column (Gnome). I created a launch file and saved it in the Desktop file. The icon is displayed and I can click on it to start the application, this works just fine. Now I want to be able to add this launch icon to my Activities list. I copied the launch file to /usr/local/share/applications folder. But the icon does not show up on the Applications list and if I try to start the application from /usr/local/share/applications I get an error "command not found". What am I missing.

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    Default Re: Launcher Issue

    On Sat 17 Aug 2013 12:26:02 AM CDT, pestocat wrote:


    I have an application that I want to include an icon on my Activities
    list or column (Gnome). I created a launch file and saved it in the
    Desktop file. The icon is displayed and I can click on it to start the
    application, this works just fine. Now I want to be able to add this
    launch icon to my Activities list. I copied the launch file to
    /usr/local/share/applications folder. But the icon does not show up on
    the Applications list and if I try to start the application from
    /usr/local/share/applications I get an error "command not found". What
    am I missing.


    Hi
    You should copy it to your user directory which is
    ~/.local/share/applications

    In your desktop file should be the full path to your application if
    it's not in the system path.

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    Default Re: Launcher Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    You should copy it to your user directory which is
    ~/.local/share/applications

    In your desktop file should be the full path to your application if
    it's not in the system path.

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    openSUSE 12.3 (x86_64) Kernel 3.7.10-1.16-desktop
    up 2 days 10:32, 5 users, load average: 0.25, 0.20, 0.28
    CPU AMD E2-1800@1.70GHz | GPU Radeon HD 7340
    Thank you, that works perfect.

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    Default Re: Launcher Issue

    pestocat wrote:
    >
    > malcolmlewis;2579701 Wrote:
    >> Hi
    >> You should copy it to your user directory which is
    >> ~/.local/share/applications
    >>
    >> In your desktop file should be the full path to your application if
    >> it's not in the system path.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
    >> openSUSE 12.3 (x86_64) Kernel 3.7.10-1.16-desktop
    >> up 2 days 10:32, 5 users, load average: 0.25, 0.20, 0.28
    >> CPU AMD E2-1800@1.70GHz | GPU Radeon HD 7340

    >
    > Thank you, that works perfect.
    >
    >

    I prefer to create launchers in activities using alacarte

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