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In the dropdown list of application categories wine is missing and so all wine applications are missing as well. How can I add wine applications to the application category?

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You can install cardapio which gives you a launcher that shows the original app categories. open launchere

see the answers to this question

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You can create also Quicklist launcher, something like this

Wine programs Quicklist

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While not necessarily a method to get Wine applications into the Dash, I have a suggestion relative to the menu system. Before I get into that, let me just say that Wine applications do show up in my Dash. Google's Picasa is a good example of this. In any event, if you right mouse click on the 'Applications' icon in the launcher on the left side of the screen, you will see a Gnome-like menu.

Now, it seems to me if the Gnome-like menu displayed were configured to show Wine applications, you would have the ability to immediately access those applications. I suspect that this work would need to take place in /etc/xdg/menus.

I don't know that this will help, but it is something I have been thinking about as of late.

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The Problem is that the Wine .desktop Files are not marked as executable. You need to goto ~/.local/share/applications/ and execute chmod -R +x * which will mark all Files within this directory as executable (what the should be).

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Note: Wine automatically creates .desktop File. Unity can't see them as they are net marked as executable. – Sebastian Rühl Aug 9 '11 at 7:40

This classic menu application indicator is supposed to include Wine applications:

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