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I have three problems with wine application with unity launcher + dash.

  1. Some wine app donot lock to launcher. Even if some lock, when I click on them they won't launch.
  2. The apps which are locked, the icon is never shown properly.
  3. Even Dash fails to show all the installed wine application. In my case everything a search engine.
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    If the question is reopened - I'm voting for it - please add the answer part of yor question as a separate answer instead. – Volker Siegel May 13 '16 at 9:44
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Ok so SOLUTION was given here. Locking Wine applications in the launcher is not permanent

I am trying to recreate steps one by one as above was difficult for me to understand.

Ok my aim. To show everything at dash and lock it to the launcher.

Location of wine app: /home/android/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/everything.exe

location of everything_exe.desktop:

android@android:~$ locate everything
/home/android/.local/share/applications/everything_exe.desktop

Ok so if i drag the .desktop file to the launcher to lock then its not working.

android@android:~$ cat everything_exe.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=everything
Icon=c__program_files_everything_everything_exe.png
Path=/home/android/.wine/drive_c/users/android/Temp/nsnb31.tmp/everything (deleted)
Exec=C:\\Program Files\\everything\\everything.exe
StartupNotify=false
StartupWMClass=everything.exe
OnlyShowIn=Unity;
X-UnityGenerated=true

I modified the above to

android@android:~$ nano everything.exe
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=everything
Icon=everything_exe.png
Exec=wine '/home/android/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Everything/Everything.exe'
StartupNotify=false
StartupWMClass=everything.exe
OnlyShowIn=Unity;
X-UnityGenerated=true

Ok Now when i drag the file to launcher it is now locking to launcher. The file is LAUNCHING

now left to solve is why is it not showing in my dash.........

  • Try logging off and logging back in. I installed a program which didn't show up in dash until I did this. – Dorian May 20 '16 at 15:28
  • ya they say it's a known bug... but i was wondering if there is a way.... sometimes logging off everytime is not possible. – nazar2sfive May 20 '16 at 15:42
  • Have you tried putting the .desktop file in /usr/share/applications ? – Dorian May 20 '16 at 16:12

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