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How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand?

Will Unity allow making custom launcher icons from .desktop files or via menu editing system? (Right now the launcher doesn't give the option to "keep in launcher" on all programs. For some programs ...
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How can I create launchers on my desktop?

In older versions it was easy to create a launcher on my desktop. All I had to do is right click on my desktop and select the "create launcher" option. How can I create such launchers now?
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How can I add a bash script to the Unity launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I create launchers on my desktop? How to add a shell script to launcher as shortcut I open my favourite IDE (PhpStorm) using a custom bash script. I would like to ...
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QB64: Run it w/o the Terminal? [duplicate]

I've successfully installed and run the QB64 IDE on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, but I still need to drag the script file run_qb64.sh into the terminal to make it run. There has to be a way to do it w/o the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Brightness issue with nvidia Quadro

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. Everything is fine, except the brightness of my laptop screen. When I change the brightness the screen simply does not respond. I figured this was a ...
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Is there any brightness control for desktops?

I'm using Ubuntu Trusty tahr and I've noticed that there is no brightness control (like a slider), In windows I'll use Intel's graphics media accelerator to reduce brightness but here it looks ...
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How to install Aptana

I downloaded Aptana stand alone version. Now I am on Ubuntu, but can not find any guide for installation. If you helped me, that would be great.
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How to add a python script as an executable shortcut to launcher?

I have managed to add .sh files as launcher shortcuts. Now, I want to add a python script in the launcher as shortcut. I want it to be executed like when it would get executed in the terminal when ...
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Teamspeak Client will not install on Ubuntu 15.04

Can someone please explain how to search for an application within the shell when apt-get doesn't work. I am currently in a situation where I cannot find the package I want, but now I am stuck with ...
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Don't run terminal when I click a new launcher

I am trying to launch teamspeak from an icon in the launcher. I followed this guide How to add a shell script to launcher as shortcut . The launcher works fine. My gripe is that it still opens a shell....
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External USB hard drive, WD Elements, not power off itself

I own a Seagate Free Agent external hard drive for last 4-5 years. After plugged in and finished with file transfers I will click menu 'Safely remove'. Then it will gracefully shut down itself, ...
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Screen Resolution Issue on Ubuntu VM running in VMware Workstation on Win7 host

I am new to Ubuntu, and my original problem was with the screen (display) resolution. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTE (x64) on a VMWare Workstation 12.0.1 which is on a Windows 7 Enterprise x64 machine ...
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How to run commands from a bash file the way they run from terminal?

Sorry for my probably very naive question. What I mean is: how to create an executable script/bash file that would run more complex commands, commands which must normally be put in a terminal? ...
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How to install the Jason plugin for jEdit?

I am a newbie in Ubuntu (14.04) so I am very appreciative if you can guide me how to install Jason as a plugin of jEdit. Jason installation homepage. jEdit plugin installation instructions. The ...
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Can I start an application with a specific nice value from its launcher?

Is there a way to get a program (i.e. Firefox) to execute with the nice command from the Launcher ("nice firefox")? Saw one (1) post elsewhere saying you could right-click the Launch icon and select "...

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