I'm new to Ubuntu, and I installed IntelliJ, Android Studio and Unity3D

Now Unity3D used a .deb file and thus is listed in the dpkg and apt, and Android Studio, while not coming in a deb file, created a shortcut into /usr/share/applications, so I get how the x11 and Unity (the desktop GUI) is able to show it when I search for it. But I can search for IntelliJ, and the search bar does show it as an application, but I was not able to find it either in apt nor the /usr/share/applications folder, so I'm simply wondering how the GUI knows that it is installed.

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    Putting "solved" in the title is not needed. Instead, mark your answer as "Accepted", and that will effectively mark the question as "solved". You may have to wait a few days before you can accept the answer. – wjandrea Feb 16 '18 at 20:49
  • I "cannot accept my own answer" smh – Alex Gagne Feb 18 '18 at 20:59
  • Oh well now I can for some reasons. I really could not accept my own answer – Alex Gagne Feb 19 '18 at 3:34

There are (at least) two applications folder that X11 (I assume) is looking into: /usr/share/applications AND ~/.local/share/applications. I found the shortcut in ~/.local/share/applications.

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  • So the shortcut was in ~/.local/share/applications? Just clarifying. – wjandrea Feb 16 '18 at 20:54
  • Indeed it was, I checked – Alex Gagne Feb 18 '18 at 21:00

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