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The problem is that you cannot "run" a .desktop file from Dash with arguments, so the setup exactly like you have in mind is impossible I am afraid. However, assuming your script does take arguments, there are a few elegant alternative options, maybe even better: Save your script in ~/bin remove the extension make it executable run it by pressing ...


You need to change the permissions of the new icon. Run below command in Terminal sudo chmod 644 /usr/share/unity/icons/launcer_bfb.png Or copy again your icon via this sudo cp /path/to/newIcon.png /usr/share/unity/icons/launcer_bfb.png This command also sets parent directory permission to new copied file.


Simply create a .desktop file and save it in ~/.local/share/applications. In its most basic form: [Desktop Entry] Name=name_of_your_script_like_you_see_it_in_Dash Exec=sh /path/to/script.sh Icon=/path/to/some/icon Type=Application Copy it into an empty file, save it as script.desktop in ~/.local/share/applications. After log out /in, it will appear in ...


See my filed bug and fix here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/1385143/comments/2


Just an idea: add Wikipedia (en) in firefox's list of search engines: go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page then click the small arrow in the search engines drop list and choose Add "Wikipedia (en)". Sorry this answer may only expand searches to Wikipedia (en) only, not to all English sources. If it works you could add the same way any other ...


You can install preload by sudo apt-get install preload preload is an adaptive readahead daemon. It monitors applications that users run, and by analyzing this data, predicts what applications users might run, and fetches those binaries and their dependencies into memory for faster startup times. Tweak by compizconfig-settings-manager like : Disable ...

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