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Re: Creating launcher in Gnome 3

On Mon, 2016-04-04 at 13:27 +0100, Oliver Elphick wrote:
> I'm trying to create a launcher.  Following the explanation in 
> https://specifications.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/inde
> x.
> html
> I created the following file in ~/.local/share/applications
> eiffel-estudio.desktop
> [Desktop Entry]
> Encoding=UTF-8
> Type=Application
> Exec=/opt/Eiffel_15.12/studio/spec/linux-x86-64/bin/estudio
> Icon=/opt/Eiffel_15.12/studio/bitmaps/png/estudio.png
> Name=Eiffel Builder
> Categories=Programming
> However, this is ignored.  It appears from the xdg reference that the
> directory (and its subdirectories too?) should be read automatically,
> but my entry still does not appear in the menu.
> So what is missing, please?

Works fine here if I replace the Exec path to something like /bin/ls so
it might be that the path is wrong or estudio is not executable?

Sven Arvidsson

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