How are programs executed in Ubuntu?

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

On 29 January 2016 at 01:39, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> 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


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