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I've written a launcher for IntelliJ IDEA. If I start IDEA, the new icon is shown in the Unity Launcher, but with a blank app label. If I Drag and Drop the launcher from Dash to the Unity Launcher, it contains the correct app label with right the X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts. If I start IDEA from the Unity Launcher, new IDEA icon appears.

I'd like to have only one icon in the Unity Launcher, so somehow couple the launcher with the app window.

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If you have IDEA 11 then goto Tools menu and select Create Desktop Entry. Then do any modifications you want to do to the .desktop file which would be created at ~/.local/share/applications For more info check out Custom Launcher for IntelliJ IDEA in Ubuntu Unity

I don't think this problem can be solved in IDEA versions older than 11. Check out Java application launcher not staying in Unity launcher and

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