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I've installed Ubuntu 11.10.

Is it possible to add a personal launcher to favorite toolbox in GNOME Shell 3.2?

I've installed Firefox from pre-compiled binaries and Longman dictionary but cannot manage to add launcher to favorites.

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Duplicate of:… – Wolfram Arnold Oct 2 '12 at 14:07

You could copy your launcher to ~/.local/share/applications, or use the one below:

Here's a sample:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Firefox Web Browser2
Comment=Firefox Web Browser
GenericName=Web Browser

If you save this as, say, Firefox_custom.desktop in ~/.local/share/applications it will show up in your gnome overview and then you'll be able to drag it as a favorite.


Guess I'll add some extra information based off Luigi's comment.

An easy way to create a .desktop file in the proper directory is using gtk-desktop-item-edit like so:

gtk-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/.local/share/applications
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Great thank you! I've created a launcher with this command: gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Scrivania/ --create-new and then copied the .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications – Luigi Feb 14 '12 at 11:05
@Luigi don't forget to accept the answer if it solved your problem! – lumbric May 17 '12 at 10:02

You can also use alacarte:

sudo apt-get install alacarte

Alacarte is a program that creates and edits menu entries in a graphical way.

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