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I have added a couple of links to the unity launcher dragging .desktop files to it

I save them in ~/.local/application and then drag them to the unity launcher

But when I call the dash (win key) they don't appear in it...

all I get it the myapp.desktop file...

Is there some way that they can show up in the dash?

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I found the problem...

I had my .desktop files in ~/.local/application, and they should be in ~/.local/share/applications

I just dragged them to the unity launcher and now I have them available at the dash

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Good to hear. Remember to accept your answer so others can see it's solved. – Jo-Erlend Schinstad Sep 14 '12 at 0:24

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