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The answer to my own question is: Launcher.cpp, unityshell.cpp, DashController.cpp and HudController.cpp from the unity source package. But I'm answering more than that since everybody looking for the answer to my question will also be interested in knowing what to do with those source files. Contents: A. Compile yourself or B. Get the binary Disclaimer: ...


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It seems you've accidentally installed the GNOME desktop environment. While I personally like it much more than Unity, I can see why you might hate something if it forces its way onto your computer. To get back to Unity (what you had before), you need to switch back to it. First, however, you need to make sure that lightdm (the login screen to go along with ...


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Outside sources What you need is gnome-desktop-item-edit program. Basically it does the same thing - it creates a .desktop file. Why ? Because launchers are .desktop files, just pinned to launcher. Nothing more than that. Windows shortcuts are .lnk files too by they way, they just don't show up as files with .lnk extension, but if you ever mounted a ...


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The line StartupWMClass=Emacs is incorrect. It should be: StartupWMClass=emacs24 or StartupWMClass=Emacs24 You can find out by opening a terminal window, type xprop WM_CLASS then click on the window of your application


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Ubuntu 14.04 comes with both Python 2.7 and 3.4 installed by default, but not with any Python IDEs. For starters, install IDLE for both versions: sudo apt-get install idle idle3 The icons for both will show up in the Dash, and when you run them, you right click on the icons to lock them to the launcher. If you don't mind using a terminal, run python2 and ...


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The icon you show in your question usually is not presenting itself too obviously; the sound settings usually appear in System Settings > Sound. You can however navigate to /usr/share/applications and drag the file unity-sound-panel.desktop on to the launcher, or, open Dash and type "Sound" (or a localized name) to the launcher.


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Considering previous answer by Scaine , the gnome-panel way installs dependencies, but at the very bottom of things - we don't really need those, we just need to have .desktop files created. Thus , I've put a small script that does exactly that, the graphical way, creating a named .desktop file in the ~/Desktop folder, readily available for use and pinning ...


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Assuming your application is a GUI application, currently without a launcher, there is a simple way to let Unity create the launcher for you in ~/.local/share/applications, after which you can move it to anywhere you like. Run the (GUI) application a single time from command line. In the Launcher, right-click on the icon that appears, running the ...


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If editing .bashrc is not an option, there are various alternatives: 1. Edit the Exec= line of your launcher: Copy the global gnome-terminal.desktop file to ~/.local/share/applications cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop ~/.local/share/applications Open the local copy with gedit: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop ...


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Open Android Studio. Right-click its icon in the launcher. "Lock to Launcher".


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If you want to launch applications from the list a nice option is Classic Gnome indicator. sudo apt-get install classicmenu-indicator See here: http://www.howtogeek.com/189929/how-to-install-and-launch-the-classic-gnome-menu-in-ubuntu-14.04/


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First, change directory cd ~/.local/share/applications Then, open nano editor: nano JabRef.desktop Add the following to the file: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=false Icon=PATH TO YOUR ICON Exec=java -jar /path/to/your/JabRef-3.2.jar Name=NAME YOUR DESKTOP ICON Then, Ctrl + X --> Y --> Enter. It should create an icon for you to launch, ...


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I expect your launcher is running the command google-chrome. Mine is: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Google Chrome GenericName=Web Browser Comment=Access the Internet Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome Terminal=false Icon=google-chrome Type=Application Categories=Network;WebBrowser; Open terminal and run this command: sudo -H gedit ...



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