The title is very self-descriptive. I find it completely unintuitive that I can't access such important information simply via right-clicking on the program icon on the Unity launcher. Since that's not the solution, I'm completely clueless how to figure out which exact program is being launched by some icon in the Unity launcher. There must be a simple way, but how?
marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Florian Diesch, Takkat, heisenberg, Thomas W. Aug 24 '12 at 17:24
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Each Launcher icon has a shortcut or
We can use the name tooltip shown when hovering over a Launcher icon to find its associated .desktop file and from that, the path to the program or script it is launching.
which tells us that the name of the executable is