When you add no-install applications to Ubuntu, they don't come up in the Unity search. For example, I downloaded Eclipse and unzipped it in a folder:
How do I get
eclipse which is located in
~/SelfInstall/eclipse/ to show up in the search results?
Ah, if I add a 'desktop configuration file' to
.local/share/applications and point it to the launch script, then it works, but I don't know how to create a file of type 'desktop configuration file'. I had to copy one and edit it's properties. Any idea on how to create these files from scratch?
Ok, so this is how the file had to look:
cat .local/share/applications/opt_eclipse.desktop [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Eclipse Comment=Eclipse IDE Icon=/home/me/SelfInstall/eclipse/icon.xpm Exec=/home/me/SelfInstall/eclipse/eclipse Terminal=false Categories=Development;IDE;Java;