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I'm using 11.10. I've created /usr/share/applications/idea.desktop with such content:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=IntellijIdea

Comment=Idea

Exec=idea

StartupNotify=true

Icon=/usr/java/idea-IU-107.587/bin/idea128.png

Terminal=false

Type=Application

Then I opened Dash and typed idea. I saw an icon and pressed it. The application started. I clicked with the right mouse button on its icon in the launcher and selected "keep in launcher". When I restarted my notebook, the icon disappeared from the launcher. Where can be the problem?

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note: looks like a typo in the desktop file name, should be ".desktop" with a 'k' –  kyleN Dec 2 '11 at 16:20
    
Thanks, I edited my question. –  Sergey Veselov Dec 2 '11 at 16:37

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted

Instead of using the keep in launcher option (which does not always work for some reason), drag the icon from the Dash to the launcher, and it should remain there in the future.

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Thank you! It worked. –  Sergey Veselov Dec 9 '11 at 19:36
    
Thank you.It worked wtih PhpStorm 6.0 and ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS launcher. –  adi Mar 13 '13 at 19:37

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