I have some command line applications (and remote servers) that I want to make individual launchers for on the Unity launcher, how do I do that?
Custom launchers for terminal applications can be used, which can be very useful for applications such as irssi and mutt.
The thing to remember is that you’ll want to specify a different window manager class for the terminal using the
For example, to create a launcher to login to another server, you can use something like the following for a .desktop file (see above for how to get this into the Launcher):
After you've created this .desktop file (you can name it something like myserver.desktop) you can just drag and drop it onto your launcher.
Here's an example of how I made it for my personal servers at home:
Which ends up with this:
I right click on the desktop, click "create launcher", fill in the appropriate file fields, then drag the created launcher onto the dock.