I have WINE installed and I have figured out how to use it to run Windows programs from their installed directories in Windows from Linux in my dual-boot configuration. I now want to keep these programs in my application panel. So, what would the command be to run something with WINE?

  • Does it show up on your panel now? Right click it and choose to lock it to the panel, does that work? I don't have Linux booted right now and don't run WINE often sorry if that's off the mark. There is this question that might help [Invoke a WINE-installed application from the command line] (askubuntu.com/questions/65487/…)
    – JimLohse
    Feb 3, 2016 at 2:46
  • It does not work with games launched this way. Feb 3, 2016 at 2:52
  • Bummer well it's a good question and deserves a good answer!
    – JimLohse
    Feb 3, 2016 at 2:54

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I actually found it! wine (filepath)

  • That's what the link I provided above says :)
    – JimLohse
    Feb 3, 2016 at 2:56
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    Yeah, I figured it out right after posting the question. I figured I'd leave this up just in case some other poor soul in my situation needs help :) Feb 3, 2016 at 4:21
  • Yeah good idea and you know you can accept your own answer, right? You dont get any rep for that but its totally acceptable :) Raju's looks good too, whatrver solves your problem
    – JimLohse
    Feb 3, 2016 at 4:57

make sure that the program has 'executable' permission

chmod +x game.exe

You can create short cut files(desktop files with your desired image as icon) using the steps mentioned below link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UnityLaunchersAndDesktopFiles

Above link even explains, how you can add your programs to launcher panel

  • I know :) There is a program called alacarte that allows you to easily do that in GNOME and Unity Feb 3, 2016 at 4:19

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