Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I use Sublime Text 2 in Ubuntu. The program downloads and runs on it's own without an installer (sort of like a portable app, I guess). When I pin it to the launcher, it only stays until I restart the computer. Then I have to dig it up again and repin it. This wasn't an issue in 11.04.

share|improve this question

It won't stay in the launcher because it doesn't have a *.desktop file. You can create a *.desktop file by hand (surprisingly complicated!) or you can simply use some guy's PPA to install Sublime Text 2. (The package includes the requisite *.desktop file.)

share|improve this answer
I use AWN (a dock using pretty much the same technology with .desktop files) and can't pin Sublime Text 2 whatever I do... :-( I've installed Sublime Text 2 from the PPA and tried editing the ".desktop" file but nothing helps. Curiously, despite I've changed the icon in the .desktop file (and it has got changed in the system menu), AWN still uses the default Sublime icon. – Ivan May 6 '12 at 23:11

If you add Sublime Text 2 using the PPA,

Open the AWN settings

Go to the "Task Manager" and drag&drop Sublime Text from your menu to the list.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.