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I am looking to create a custom launcher for the new tweetdeck (which works fine under wine).

I am currently just executing the script:

wine  ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Twitter/TweetDeck/TweetDeck.exe

But this has the nasty disadvantage that you cannot close the terminal that spawned the window.

Has anyone made a custom launcher for unity (with the new icon would be nice)?

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Any reason you can't use tweetdeck extension in google chrome? – palbakulich Jan 27 '12 at 23:36
This requires you to run chrome ;) But yes, this is a nice alternative – wiifm Jan 30 '12 at 10:12

Just add nohup and an & to that command

nohup wine  ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Twitter/TweetDeck/TweetDeck.exe > /dev/null 2>&1 &

Probably best to use the full path with those commands, so /home/your_user rather then ~

Then make a custom launcher with that command.

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