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I have downloaded the anaconda development suit to learn python (as recommended by the course staff) but it doesn't add a launcher in Linux, so I created a custom one.

When I enter anaconda-navigator in the terminal it will open up the program, but if I use that command in the "execute" field when creating the custom launcher, double clicking the launcher will throw an error. I have made the .desktop file executable, so I have no idea what's wrong or how to fix it.

Program opening after entering the command in the terminal

Program not opening when trying to use a launcher with the same command in the "execute" field

Any help is appreciated.

  • Run which anaconda-navigator what results do you get? – George Udosen Jul 27 '17 at 18:13
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    it gave me the executable address! /home/nigra/.anaconda3/bin/anaconda-navigator I placed that one in the execute field and now the launcher works! Thanks a lot. Please reply so I can mark it as correct :) <3 – Lucas D'Abate Jul 27 '17 at 18:18
  • Added an answer! – George Udosen Jul 27 '17 at 18:29
  • @LucasD'Abate how did you install anaconda-navigator pls? – solfish Jul 27 '17 at 18:43
  • @solfish sorry for taking so long! I downloaded the program from their website. It comes as an .sh file. You open it with the terminal by navigating to the file directory and then entering $ bash ./Anaconda-version.sh (replace with the name of the file you downloaded). – Lucas D'Abate Jul 31 '17 at 7:24
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Use which command to find the exact location of the anaconda-navigator then place that in the Exec field in your .desktop file:

Exec=/home/nigra/.anaconda3/bin/anaconda-navigator
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