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Below an example of an easily customizable setup. It exists of a script, and a .desktop file (launcher) to run the script with two options. You can: click on the launcher to copy a pre- defined string or line to the clipboard, or: right-click on it to set a new string: How to set up To be able to copy text to the clipboard, we need to install xclip: ...


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I feel both sorry and kind of embarrassed to tell you that the issue went away... The whole reason for that nothing happened if started from the .desktop launcher was a typo in the script path, so that the Exec=... line pointed to a non-existent file. I can only apologize to those who spent any of their time into this issue.


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To quote man desktop-file-install: desktop-file-install will always try to validate the resulting desktop file. A failure to validate might lead to the abortion of the installation of the desktop files. In contrast, cp will copy anything. So there is no desktop-file-uninstall since there is no need to validate files you are deleting.


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I had the same problem. This question is rather old, but still, here is the solution that worked for me: To reset the the configuration run this: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ Than, to reset unity run: setsid unity Source: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/04/reset-unity-and-compiz-settings-in-ubuntu-14-04/ If you are wondering as I was, this ...


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Update of answer from @lancer for Ubuntu 14.04 lts: It may come from the fork of gnome-system-settings from the ubuntu team as I could read on some blog post somewhere ( can't recall where .. :/ ) anyway, the following 2 lines shows the differences, & a more thorough example follows X-Unity-Settings-Panel={appname} ...


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It seems doesn't work easily under Trusty (and new one?) because it uses gnome-format that is no more in default repository, as we can saw at page : https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/quantal/gnome-format/ I am looking for an other tools in http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/utils/ but nothing seems replace it. nautilusgnome-format


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Custom application launchers are stored in ~/.config/gnome-panel/launchers. You can backup these launchers, but they won't be automatically added to panel if you copy launchers in that directory. You can drag&drop these launchers to panel. Otherwise panel settings are stored in gsettings/dconf under /org/gnome/gnome-panel. I don't know if there is easy ...


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If an application produces a second icon, not being a generic one If an application generates a second icon in the Unity launcher other than a a grey, generic icon, there must be already an (other) existing launcher, calling p4v in its main command: An application's .desktop file by definition has a "main" command in the first line, starting with Exec=. ...



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