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I want to have a button in my unity launcher that will run a few lines of code in terminal when I click on it.

I have created a .sh file, made it executable, created a launcher for it, moved the launcher to /Home/.local/share/applications.

When I search for the launcher and try dragging it onto unity the message 'Drop to add application' comes up but it does not stay there.

Any help much appreciated

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closed as too localized by Marco Ceppi Jan 4 '12 at 0:08

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From what I see, you need alacarte (search it on Ubuntu software Center). Try that app; it lets you create custom application launchers & menus. –  user33877 Nov 22 '11 at 20:57
:j-john-edwards, yea thats what I meant. –  jamie-khan Nov 22 '11 at 21:01
Bad Learner, I tried Alacarte, it was handy for creating launchers but they still dont stay in unity when I drag them in. Not sure if I am missing something here.. –  jamie-khan Nov 22 '11 at 21:08
Does not "Right Click/Keep in Launcher" work for custom applications? –  heartsmagic Nov 22 '11 at 21:43
When I drag the launcher in, it seems to be rejected and pops straight back out. I am unable to right click it as it does not stay long enough for me to do so. After dragging it in a couple of times and waiting a few minuets, I noticed the launcher appears to pop back out onto the desktop after not touching my computer, its as if it has frozen and is rejecting the launcher. –  jamie-khan Nov 22 '11 at 22:39

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