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I'd like to be able to access the command that is executed by launchers in Unity in a quick and easy way - something like a right-click entry.

There are answers that are a bit more involved here and here. I'd like to be able to access the command line faster and without having to remember how (beyond, say, right clicking).

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I might not have understood the question, but can't you use a keyboard shortcut to get there? i.e. Open gnome-keybinding-properties, find an unattributed key combination, click on Add, give your shortcut a name, type gnome-terminal as the command to invoke, and that's about it.

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thats not really what I'm after. Among other things, I want to know the name (and possibly location) of the executable. One use for this could be to use it on the command line with some chosen options (eg: -h to find out what options it has ;) Another would be to find out what command line options/parameters the launcher is using –  drevicko Nov 1 '11 at 11:40
    
Again, not sure this is the right answer, but the executable is just gnome-terminal, isn't it? and the path /usr/bin/gnome-terminal To find the location of an application: whereis gnome-terminal. I'm not using Unity myself, as I find the classic ubuntu look easier to configure and prettier all round, so I may still be missing the point! –  Ranger Nov 1 '11 at 17:24
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I think I understand now. You said you wanted to access the command line, but I think you just mean the command itself. You'll find all the desktop launcher files in /usr/share/applications where they all have a .desktop suffix. If you open them up with a text editor like gedit, you should see the command Unity uses on the line "Exec", with options, i.e. Exec=ego %U. You can modify this or add new launchers, following the model. A long way from a right-click, I'm afraid, but I think that if you like configuring your desktop, the classic look is best for you! Hope this helps. –  Ranger Nov 1 '11 at 17:38
    
yep, that's one of the more involved answers given in the links I included in the question.. I'm after something easier to remember and quicker (: –  drevicko Nov 2 '11 at 4:21

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