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Old 3rd February 2012, 07:44 PM
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Question How to Add Executable Program to "Favorites" and "Applications"

Hi, guys.

I downloaded an executable program, which I've placed in a directory within my "Home" folder. Is there a way to add this application to the "Favorites" vertical bar and/or the "Applications" window (after activating "Activities")? Thanks!
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Old 3rd February 2012, 09:02 PM
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Re: How to Add Executable Program to "Favorites" and "Applications"

You can create a name.desktop file and place it in /usr/share/applications. This will put the entry under applications and then you can easily add it to the favourites menu.

The content of the name.desktop file should be something like this ...

Code:
[Desktop Entry]

Name=Name_of_the_program
Exec=complete_path_of_the_executable
Terminal=true/false
Type=Application
Categories=some category
Hope this helps.
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Old 4th February 2012, 02:48 AM
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Re: How to Add Executable Program to "Favorites" and "Applications"

Thanks, nonamedotc.
Here's a follow-up question: I currently use the sudo command to execute my application (sudo ~/arduino1-0/arduino)... how would I type it in the "Exec=" line? In other words, what's the syntax?
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Old 4th February 2012, 08:47 AM
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Re: How to Add Executable Program to "Favorites" and "Applications"

You may find it easier to use the menu editor alacarte.

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=275260
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