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I am currently trying out Quickly create.

When issuing quickly package it packages fine and I can install the deb.

Only thing is, there is no icon in the dash for my program. How do I go about making one?

I was told Quickly takes care of this but in my case this doesn't seem to be happening.

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Take a look at Rick Spencer's blog entry on creating a desktop file. That example is showing far more than just creating a desktop file, but you can use that part to do what you want to do. It's a few extra steps, but rather straightforward.

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did this work smittix? –  zoopster Nov 9 '11 at 18:42
    
Thanks for the response. Sorry for the delay in replying. I didn't have any notification of a reply :/ –  Smittix Feb 21 '12 at 13:49

I just tried this myself:

  1. quickly create ubuntu-application tester
  2. cd tester
  3. quickly package
  4. sudo dpkg -i ../tester_0.1_all.deb
  5. Search in the dash for "tester" and it appeared with an icon

When your deb file is created and installed, do you have a file like (e.g.) /usr/share/tester/media/tester.svg ?

Does your desktop file refer to it? (Look at the Icon line in /usr/share/applications/tester.desktop)

Obviously, replace tester in the above filenames with your app name.

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Thanks this also helps! –  Smittix Feb 21 '12 at 13:49

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