Ubuntu unity opens a new icon in dash every time i open eclipse, don't mind if i just execute it from the binary or if i created a desktop file.

I also reset unity without exit.


  • Look in ~/.local/share/applications, is there another .desktop file of eclipse? – Jacob Vlijm Aug 21 '14 at 14:20
  • There is only one desktop file: pol@codingmachine:~$ ls /usr/share/applications/ | grep ecli eclipse.desktop. Also now... i don't see the icon thoug is in theory in favourites: imgur.com/53mCm0F pol@codingmachine:~$ gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Launcher favorites ['unity://running-apps', 'application://google-chrome.desktop', 'application://nautilus.desktop', 'application://eclipse.desktop', 'unity://expo-icon', 'unity://devices'] I once had eclipse installed from the repo, uninstalled and installed kepler from the web i supose it's involved though i reseted unity – Pol Delgado Martin Aug 21 '14 at 14:28
  • a few silly questions, but what is the output of which eclipse (and how did you install it) and what is is the contents (Exec= line) of the desktop file? – Jacob Vlijm Aug 21 '14 at 15:09
  • I don‘t have the laptop right now, when i arrive at home i will run wich eclipse. However i installed it downloading from the oficial web and then extracting at /opt adding a symlink to /bin (/bin/eclipse) . Then i made the desktop file , in the exec line i put the following Exec=eclipse – Pol Delgado Martin Aug 21 '14 at 17:08
  • I did the steps you mention, without an error, it runs under its own icon. I am curious to which, and the contents of your desktop file. Could you post it in the question? Did you ever have another version installed? – Jacob Vlijm Aug 21 '14 at 18:19

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