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This is what I see in the launcher when I open JDownloader

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I don't want to create a launcher that always stay in the dashboard, I only want see the apropiated icon when open JD.

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I don't know if it works for you, but I've installed jDownloader with this ppa and it has the correct icon. Perhaps try reinstalling it this way? –  Kris Harper Nov 8 '11 at 18:04
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I suggest you report a bug, because this is a common problem with applications that use wrappers to launch.

JDownloader is a java application and uses a wrapper script, so it's going to be difficult to fix this issue, unless Unity is modified so it can track this better.

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open a terminal and write this:

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/jdownloader.desktop

add this line at the end of the file:

StartupWMClass=jd-Main

save it, and launch JDownloader

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I had to do it trough gedit, because when I want to save the file with nano, tells me if doesn't exists. But it didn't work. Off topic: why formatting code doesn't work? –  Aikanáro Nov 15 '11 at 0:04
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