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How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher?

Running 12.04 and I downloaded Eclipse Juno from Eclipse, installed in Programs directory which I had created. How do I create a physical button so it can reside on the left menu, and show up in Dashboard?

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You need to create a file in your editor and save in this location:

/usr/share/applications/

You can name it whatever you want, but it must have the .destop extension, for example:

/usr/share/applications/juno.desktop

Inside the file, paste this code:

[Desktop Entry] 
Name=Eclipse Juno 
Comment=Eclipse Juno application
Exec=path/to/the/file
Icon=/Path/to/your/icon
Terminal=false
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true
Keywords=eclipse;java;juno;
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If you look on this page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/fballem/Software%2012.04 you will find instructions for installing a number of pieces of software, including Eclipse.

Hope this helps,

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