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I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
I have downloaded several programs (Eclipse, Sublime Text Editor, SmartGit) and they all come in ZIP format. Once I uncompress them I can use them, but I cannot access them via the Dash Home Menu, like I explain in this thread:
In that thread the answer was in creating a XXX.desktop file, populate it with random fields, and then move that file to a specific folder.
I now want to do the same for my Eclipe and SmartGit programs (as well as to any other programs I may end up using) so now I believe I need to learn how to create an XXX.desktop file with the correct fields and the correct instructions.
Where can I find the information to do that?