I have an executable file (here: Apache Directory Studio's application/x-executable) on my Ubuntu 15.04 vivid.

Now usually, when I want to place an application into my launcher, I simply drag and drop it there. But that doesn't work with the above mentioned executable; when I try to place it there, all icons are greyed out, except for the Files icon.

How can I place that exec on the Unity launcher?


Easiest way imaginable:

Ordinarily start the application. When the icon appears in the Unity taskbar, right click the icon and chose Lock to Launcher.

Unity: "Lock to Launcher"

Note that this will create a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications.

  • You might want to add that this will create a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications – Jacob Vlijm Jun 22 '15 at 7:34
  • I wasn't aware of that, thank for the hint. I updated my answer. – Gottlieb Notschnabel Jun 22 '15 at 7:40

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