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I installed a binary application 'Komodo Edit 6' on my ubuntu 11.10 laptop. I'm using the gnome 3 desktop environment and was wondering how I can pin the application to my favorites list in the panel.

Right now I have the application installed in a Programs folder in my home directory. And there is a single start up script that I use to run the program.

When I search for the application it returns the start-up script but when I click on it opens the file in gedit.

So I need to run from the command line. This shows the application icon in the gnome panel but doesn't actually allow me to pin the app there, only shows the title of the app window. I would like to just have an icon available to click and start the application.

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Take a look at this article. You need to create a desktop shortcut and mark it as an application. And then, search for it and add it to the favourites. :)

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That worked, correctly but now when I start the application using the app launcher in the favorites menu, the same icon from before shows up so I have two icons, one to launch it and one to switch to it. Is there a way to associate the launcher icon with the running application. – Aglystas Oct 17 '11 at 15:06
@Aglystas Just try logging out and logging back in. Tell me if you see any difference. – jokerdino Oct 17 '11 at 15:08
Did a full system re-start and two icons are still present when running the application. – Aglystas Oct 17 '11 at 16:03

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