[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu - Wrong Direction?

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Sat Dec 3 09:54:42 UTC 2011

On 2 December 2011 23:36, Paul Tansom <paul at aptanet.com> wrote:
> ...
> I want to add parameters to the launcher icon, or add my own application to the
> launcher (I really must find the configuration file to do this), but this
> doesn't seem possible in an easy manner yet. If the application isn't available
> through the dash then you can't drag it on (I have a scrip to start JTides that
> I'd like to add), and if it is but you want to start with specific parameters
> you can't (I want to start XTides with Portsmouth as the default location using
> command line options).

Have a look at [1] for suggestions on how to create custom items on
the launcher.  Read right through as there are a number of options.
Also [2] in particular for how to create quicklists in launchers so
you can right click and get a selection of things to run.  I use this
to allow right click on the terminal launcher which then gives me a
list of all my servers which I can ssh into.


[1] http://askubuntu.com/questions/13758/how-can-i-edit-create-new-launcher-items-in-unity-by-hand
[2] http://www.webupd8.org/2011/04/things-to-tweak-fix-after-installing.html

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