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I've made a short-cut to Games on the desk top but Unity won't let in! Unity grays out whenever I drag it over Unity then when I let go of the mouse button Games gets kicked out onto the desktop! Is there a way to get Unity to accept the Games short-cut? Have fun d0m.

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When you say a short cut to games, are you referring to a .desktop file? My answer will refer to one. –  RolandiXor Aug 22 '11 at 1:26
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Move your launcher/shortcut to ~/.local/share/applications, then drag and drop that launcher on to the Unity launcher. If that doesn't work, type the name of the launcher in Dash (after restarting Unity: press alt+f2 and type unity and then press enter), and drag this to your launcher.

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Hi The only version of "~/.local/share/applications" is in "Wine" is that where it needs to go(in wine)? –  d0m Aug 23 '11 at 9:43
Hi The only version of "~/.local/share/applications" is in Wine is that where it need to go, in wine (Please excuse the Pun)? Also when I tried the "press alt+f2 and type unity and then press enter)" I got this error message "<unknown>bugreport.txt" I have saved this file. The Games short-cut I made by going to Home Folder find the Games folder Right click & then click 'Move to' &'Desktop' the folder & it appeared on the desktop! –  d0m Aug 23 '11 at 9:58
Hi The only version of “~/.local/share/applications” is in Wine, is that where it needs to go, in wine(excuse the pun)? I also tried the “press alt+f2 and type unity and then press enter” & got the error message “<unknown>-bugreport.txt”, I have saved this report. I made the short-cut by going to 'Home', finding the Games folder, right clicking on it, then click on 'Copy to' & 'Desktop', it then appeared on my desktop! Have fun d0m. –  d0m Aug 23 '11 at 10:13
@d0m a ".desktop" file is a text file, not a file you put on your desktop. I think you might need to pop on to our chat when you get some rep and learn a bit more about the system (you seem confused). –  RolandiXor Aug 23 '11 at 14:28
I think I have a work-round. How do I add it, as it is too big to fit this box? Also how do I 'chat' to you & when would be a good time? –  d0m Aug 30 '11 at 12:20

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