I installed Lotion/Notion from here: https://github.com/puneetsl/lotion

by running ./install

it works fine. But whenever I re-started my PC, the application disappears from my Application Center.

Today I started my PC and installed XDM Download manager, once the installation finished, the Lotion magically came back to my Favourite bar.

Why is that?

How to fix it?

1 Answer 1


I am assuming you are using GNome.

If you are reporting that the application is disappearing from your 'Favourite' bar, it maybe due to the item not being added to gnome favourite bar.

Step 1 : Make sure you create a .desktop file with the appropriate exe/icon :


Step 2 : You can use this to get the current list : gsettings get org.gnome.shell favorite-apps

Step 3 : Depending on your need, copy the desktop file to either /usr/share/applications/(if you need this available for other users) or ~/.local/share/applications(if you need this available only for your user).

Step 4 : Get the current favourite apps :

gsettings get org.gnome.shell favorite-apps

Step 5 : Add the new app into the favourite app list. Here is an example :

 gsettings set org.gnome.shell favorite-apps "['firefox.desktop', 'Terminal.desktop', 'Eclipse.desktop', 'EMACS.desktop']"
  • this is not what I asked. It not only disappeared from the Favourite bar, but also disappeared from the Application Center.
    – Franva
    Sep 29, 2020 at 7:38
  • Sorry, I did not specify that a .desktop file needs to be created. Are you not seeing the app in the launcher even after adding the .desktop file in /usr/share/applications or ~/.local/share/applications? Sep 29, 2020 at 9:39
  • I cannot see the app in the launcher. I opened the 2 folders you mentioned above, there is not a file called lotion.desktop or notion.desktop (notion is the application I installed, lotion is its Ubuntu wrapper)
    – Franva
    Sep 29, 2020 at 10:53
  • @Franva, I had a look at the git repo. The install.sh invokes create_shortcut.sh by passing Lotion as the argument. create_shortcut.sh is supposed to create a Lotion.desktop within ~/.local/share/applications. But if it is not available there, you will need to create one. Here are the contents of the Lotion.desktop file. Sep 29, 2020 at 11:42
  • [Desktop Entry] Name=Notion Name[en_US]=Lotion Comment=Unofficial Notion.so application for Linux Exec="${FULL_PATH}/Lotion" Terminal=false Categories=Office;TextEditor;Utility Type=Application Icon=${WORKING_DIR}/icon.png StartupWMClass=Lotion Make sure you change the Exec and Icon to the correct locations. I am sorry, I cannot get the formatting correct on this. But essentially, you can take the contents from [link]github.com/puneetsl/lotion/blob/master/create_shortcut.sh Sep 29, 2020 at 11:45

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