How are programs executed in Ubuntu?

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 09:16:26 UTC 2016


On 29 January 2016 at 01:39, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
> Running Ubuntu 14.04.
>
> I recently started to learn the programing language livecode. I have
> completed a couple of tutorials and got them to run in the ide.  Then I
> compiled them as standalone apps. Now I would like to launch the standalone
> version.
>
> My preferred method of starting programs is put them on the launcher or put
> them in a program called "Drawers" that sits on the launcher and contains
> programs to launch. The livecode programs will not start from either.

You need to make a .desktop file and put it in
.local/share/applications, then it will appear in the dash and/or you
can put it on the launcher.  See
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UnityLaunchersAndDesktopFiles

Colin



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