vim.desktop file in
~/.local/share/applications/ directory with these lines:
[Desktop Entry] Name=Vim Text Editor Comment=Edit text files TryExec=vim Exec=vim Terminal=true Type=Application Icon=terminal Categories=Utility;TextEditor; StartupNotify=true MimeType=text/plain;
.desktop file works fine at this point (i.e. I can search in Unity dashboard it and click it to open vim)
But I wanted more from this desktop file. I wanted to start it in insert mode, so I changed some parts of it, like:
TryExec=vim -c 'startinsert' Exec=vim -c 'startinsert'
But as soon as I save this file I am not able to search it.