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I copied my panel launchers verbatim from 8.04 to 10.04, residing in both systems in the same path:

$HOME/.gnome2/panel2.d/default/launchers

However, for some reason, they are not visible on 10.04's GNOME panel.

Why?

Update 1: In my attempts to troubleshoot the problem I:

  1. Verified that copied 8.04 launchers have same permissions as manually created 10.04 launchers (-rwxr-xr-x).
  2. Added the first line as: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
  3. Logged off, then logged on.
  4. Rebooted.

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?

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The Launchers are registered in subfolders of /apps/panel/objects in the GConf settings database.

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So to backup all your panel launchers (in addition to copying $HOME/.gnome2/panel2.d/default/launchers)
you will also need to copy $HOME/.gconf/apps/panel/objects/.

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That a great answer. Thanks! I will be checking this shortly... –  Android Eve Jan 10 '11 at 12:59
    
Accepting. Not before pointing out to the GConfEditor introduction: help.ubuntu.com/community/GConfEditor –  Android Eve Jan 10 '11 at 14:13

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