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How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher?

I installed Eclipse IDE on my Ubuntu 11.10:

1) To install Eclipse need to download eclipse-jee-indigo-SR1-linux-gtk.tar.gz from Download page

2) Untar downloaded archive tar zxvf eclipse-jee-indigo-SR1-linux-gtk.tar.gz

3) Move to ~/ mv eclipse ~/eclipse.

After this I opened Dash Window and in input field writed Eclipse, but - Dash found nothing...


Maybe, I must add eclipse in some Dash programs list or something like this?

marked as duplicate by Bruno Pereira, hhlp, Jorge Castro, htorque, Takkat Jan 4 '12 at 12:00

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The tar package from Eclipse does not include creating a launcher, you have just extracted the package, there was no installation.

You need to create a launcher and add it to dash for it to be available.

This question already has a explanation on how to do it, you just need to modify the path to the files (executable and icon) but the steps are the same.

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