Random Notes from My Research Life @ IISc

March 9, 2012

Adding New Application Launcher to Unity in Ubuntu

Filed under: Linux,Matlab,Uncategorized — Sooraj K. Ambat @ 23:00
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To add New Application Launcher (here we are using Matlab as example)  to Unity in Ubuntu 11.10, copy the following into a file with an extension ‘.desktop’ and save it in /usr/share/applications/.

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Matlab2010b
Comment=Matlab2010b
Exec=/usr/local/MATLAB/R2010b/bin/matlab -desktop
Icon=/usr/local/MATLAB/Matlab_Logo.png
Terminal=false

You may replace Matlab with any other application of your choice, but don’t forget to update the other relevant information.

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