I copied my panel launchers verbatim from 8.04 to 10.04, residing in both systems in the same path:
However, for some reason, they are not visible on 10.04's GNOME panel.
Update 1: In my attempts to troubleshoot the problem I:
- Verified that copied 8.04 launchers have same permissions as manually created 10.04 launchers (-rwxr-xr-x).
- Added the first line as: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
- Logged off, then logged on.
Update 2: I manually created a new launcher which would duplicate the functionality of a copied one. This one of course shows up and so I went ahead and compared the two, step-by-step bringing them to being identical! (copied icon paths, then removed the 'Encoding=UTF-8' line, etc.).
None of the above helped. So the question remains: Why?
Is there some type of "registry" out there?