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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: askubuntu.com/questions/112186/… –  Wolfram Arnold Oct 2 '12 at 14:07
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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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You could copy your launcher to ~/.local/share/applications, or use the one below:

Here's a sample:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=Firefox Web Browser2
Comment=Firefox Web Browser
GenericName=Web Browser
Exec=/my/path/to/run_mozilla
Terminal=false
X-MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application
Categories=Application;Internet;
MimeType=text/plain;
StartupNotify=true

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.

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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
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@Luigi don't forget to accept the answer if it solved your problem! –  lumbric May 17 '12 at 10:02
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