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I have downloaded and

I installed JDK (which is bundle with NetBeans Base IDE) using

sudo sh

I chose the installation folder to /opt/jdk_xxx/ and /opt/netbeans_xxx/ (I really wish not to install the program to the home directory), after the installation I don't see any shortcut to lunch the NetBeans IDE.

I also tried to install NetBeans IDE (Full Package) using

sudo sh

But after the installation I still don't see the shortcut of the program, I also don't know how to create the shortcut by myself.

What to do next? or Have I done anything wrong?


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did you try look under menu? – nickanor Sep 30 '13 at 10:27
@nickanor, I did but it's not there. – Artisan Sep 30 '13 at 10:49
[Desktop Entry]
Name=NetBeans IDE 7.3
Comment=The Smarter Way to Code
Exec=/bin/sh "path to your netbeans installation"  e.g(/opt/netbeans-7.3/bin/netbeans)

Save this file as netbean<version code>.desktop. Then save to /home/user/.local/share/applications directory

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