[ubuntu-uk] Annoying stuff about Ubuntu Unity

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Tue May 1 13:29:08 UTC 2012

On 1 May 2012 14:12, Alan Lord (News) <alanslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've only been using 12.04 for 2 days and am already getting annoyed with
> it.
> I use some applications which are not packaged.
> For example, Talend. It is an Eclipse based ETL application.
> I can run it from the command line, that's OK. But because of the stupid,
> pea-brained Unity interface, if you accidentally minimise an application
> which doesn't have a launcher icon then you can't get it back. Or at least I
> haven't found a way to yet.
> Anyone got any workarounds/suggestions for this scenario?

If you open the dash and search for the app does it find it?  If so
then run it that way, and you can pin it to the launcher if you want

If not then create a .desktop file to launch it with, then that will
appear in the launcher.  In that case arguably it is the app that is
pea-brained for not coming with a .desktop file to launch it.  Or
perhaps there is one but you have not found it.


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