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I have several utility programs that I can run only by clicking on their "generic" executable file. How can I assign an icon to each of them for it to show in the Launcher? I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Thanks.

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  • Create a "Application_name.desktop" file using gedit or any other text editor with contents

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Application name
    Exec=path-to-executable
    Icon=path-to-icon
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application

  • put it in ~/.local/share/applications

  • For complete documentation checkout https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UnityLaunchersAndDesktopFiles

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    or /usr/share/applications – WitchCraft Jan 20 '15 at 16:56

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