Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ubuntu - Add an application to the dashboard

In order to add an application (let's call it my_app) to the Ubuntu's dashboard (Unity):

+ Create a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications/:

sudo nano ~/.local/share/applications/my_app.desktop

with these line:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=the name you want shown
Comment=
Exec=command to run
Icon=icon name
Terminal=false
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true


+ Logout and Login again, open the dashboard, and my_app will show up.