[ubuntu-uk] Annoying stuff about Ubuntu Unity

Grant Phillips-Sewell dcglug at cornwall-it.co.uk
Tue May 1 13:33:09 UTC 2012

Why should an application that isn't provided by Ubuntu, or even in the
repositories, be required to create a .desktop file?

On May 1, 2012 2:29 PM, "Colin Law" <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:

> 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
> to.
> 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.
> Colin
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