Seems like such an unbelievably basic question, but a day of google searches as well as directly on this site with key word combinations like "jessie gnome application launch" or "jessie gnome launcher" has only yielded one remark somewhere that the only way to get any kind of custom application launcher working on a gnome 3.14 desktop is to copy an already existing one from an older gnome setup, such as Wheezy.
I know gnome is a bit limited compared to many other desktops, but besides this I consider gnome in Jessie very good and just can't believe the ability to customize application launchers could have really been made completely impossible to do. This single omission alone would make gnome extremely lame in my view, so I sure hope that is not in fact the way it is.
how do I create a launcher for an application using DosBox? I tried in Alacarte, but it does not show up. I did this both as root and as user.Disregard. It did create the launchers. It just put them in "Other" even though I told it to create them in "Internet" so they are there, but just not where I want them. That is okay since now I can add them to my favorites and put them in the order I want.
I guess I will like Gnome 3 better as I find tweaks to make it work like I want it to work. Still though, it is not nearly as user friendly as my heavily tweaked Gnome 2 with Compiz.Another question though: How do I get it to select and use a photo I want for the background instead of the stock images? It is annoying as all get-out to have the screen turn to grey rather than stay the way I want it. :
I'm running 11.04, and I installed the following script for a custom google docs launcher to put in the unity launcher. However, if I execute the application it opens, but once I close the browser, the google docs launcher is no longer clickableAs a side note, I'd also like the launcher to open the new template of google docs because it opens to the older interface when selecting to make a new document.
I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and having trouble setting a custom icon for an application launcher that I created. I have created and SVG file and placed it in /usr/shared/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/ and when I try to select it as the icon for the application launcher, it just goes back to the gnome-panel-launcher.svg default.If I put the SVG file on my desktop and then select it, all is well. I'm assuming this is some type of permission problem, but I cannot seem to figure it out. I have set the permissions to be identical to the other icons in /usr/shared/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/, but have no luck doing that either.
I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and having trouble setting a custom icon for an application launcher that I created. I have created and SVG file and placed it in /usr/shared/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/ and when I try to select it as the icon for the application launcher, it just goes back to the gnome-panel-launcher.svg default.
If I put the SVG file on my desktop and then select it, all is well. I'm assuming this is some type of permission problem, but I cannot seem to figure it out. I have set the permissions to be identical to the other icons in /usr/shared/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/, but have no luck doing that either.
I'm using fedora8.I installed spark on my machine,when i launch that through terminal,it is opening perfectly.But when i open application launcher or creating custom application on panel it was not working.All other shortcuts like,thunderbird,firefox are opening except spark.
im trying to create a launcher for flatout 2 and i dont know how. I have tried every thing and it ether comes up with a error or doesn't start or do any thing at all. My problem is that flatout 2 needs to load files from its whole folder. Other wise i would have simply made a launcher of the .EXE but it comes up with a error saying its missing files.
How do I create a launcher/shortcut on Gnome desktop, which starts a Terminal window and executes a shell script?The script should execute as if I started the script manually, i.e. if I abort the script by pressing CTRL + C, the script should terminate but the terminal window should remain on screen.If I create the shell script launcher/shortcut using the �straight forward �Create Launcher� method�, the terminal window also closes when I hit CTRL + C
Ok I just downloaded this program called Phex, it is a really cool program and i get it to run, but only from command line. I downloaded this program and its already compiled and works fine but i can only launch it from a command line by typing "java -jar phex.jar" I have created launchers before and they have worked, but this one just doesn't work. I have all permissions on the directory and the files, but how to create a launcher for this file.
So, supposedly Gnome Shell is available through synaptic. I just downloaded and installed it and then ran gnome-shell --replace. It doesn't work at all. I hit the windows key and get nothing and there is no application launcher in the upper left hand corner and Alt-f2 produces nothing at all. Alt-tab gives me the option of choosing the windows that were running when I ran gnome-shell --replace but nothing else works at all. Just a vast expanse of digital nothingness. Does anyone know why this might be? I have an nvidia video card (see sig below) and two monitors running from "twin view".
Gnome 2.30.0 (Ubuntu 10.04) I wish to create a launcher to a particular subdirectory.- right click on Panel and select Add to Panel- choose Custom Application Launcher- Set Type to Location- input desired NameNext to the Location text box is a Browse... button. I would expect to be able to browse to the subdirectory which I wish to access with my launcher. However, the Browse... button brings up a window which is titled "Choose a file..." and which will only "Open" a file, not a subdirectory.Is this a bug I should report or just an example of poor user interface design? If the latter, is the issue with the Create Launcher program (for bringing up a file locater) or with the File Locater program (which should have the option of selecting a location as well as a file?
I've downloaded VideoLan (VLC) via Yast but the icon was placed in the audio folder. How do I move it to the video player folder? Also, where are additional icons stored? I run SuSE 11.2 (boxed version) with KDE.
I am running Fedora 15 and Gnome 3, most of which I like and is working. However I can't seem to add a custom launcher or if I install a application and the .desktop file is created and placed in ~/.local/share/applications the application is not appearing in the search for that application. How do I add a custom application to the list of applications installed?
I am running FC12 x86_64 with KDE 4.3.3 using an NVidia GeForce 9600 graphics card. I installed the drivers followings leigh's procedure and everything works fine -- apart from the fact that clicking the the "f" button to bring up the K menu takes between 8 and 10 seconds. Same thing happens if I select anything from the K desktop pop-up menu, like the Konsole or the run command for example. I disabled desktop effects but this had no impact.
I have updated to FC11 a few months back and after I got my desktop effects going I notice that every time I go to my kde application launcher it takes me back to space 1. I could be in space 6 but as soon as I go to the application launcher to open a new application it takes me back to space 1 and I have to manually move the application to desktop 6. This only happens when compiz fusion is enable...
I am having trouble creating a desktop launcher icon for an application that needs to run in terminal mode and is run with "mono". After creating the launcher on the desktop it launches the terminal window and then gives the error "There was an error creating the child process for this terminal", and the terminal window is blank. Here are the steps I use to launch the application in a many step process. click on applications/system tools/terminal then in the terminal window I type, cd /var/opensim/Test/bin mono OpenSim.32BitLaunch.exe The above steps work just fine and the instance of the application runs just fine, but it is rather tedious to enter in all that everytime I want to run the application.
1 - place a desktop icon on my desktop to launch the application,
2 - Launch this application when I reboot Fedora so it starts automatically whenever I boot.
The way I created the desktop launcher was to right click on the desktop and select create launcher. I selected "application in terminal" and when I entered in the command line, I added "mono" to the command after navigating to the place the application was with the correct path. Here is the actual command line that is in the launcher that throws the error message.
Just started a new job where I test installation scripts and then wipe the system with a fresh install of Redhat each time before testing updated versions. I'm wondering is there a way to create an image of the system I want with the customized packages required rather than having to manually select and deselect a huge amount of packages every time. This would really help make my work much more efficient.
I want to use the Gnome Launcher to launch a script I made but it will only work if I select "Application in Terminal." It will not launch if I use "Application". I've also noticed that my script will only run in the terminal regardless of how I launch it. Fedora will not let me just double click the file and "Run" the script. I don't want to open a terminal every time I run the script.
Does anyone know how to make custom keyboard shortcuts? The commands don't seem to cross over to the system>preferences>keyboard shortcuts utility. For example, I added the file browser to my desktop. I right click, select properties, and the command is:
However, when I add a custom shortcut with that same command it doesn't work.
I am trying to create a launcher in Fedora 13 which will run a simple script named proj4a. I run this script from the command line as follows:
$ $HOME/proj4a >$HOME/proj4a_out
where proj4a is an executable file in my home directory and the output goes into a file, proj4a_out, in my home directory. Everything works fine. I created a launcher called Proj4a and in the command field I entered the following:
' $HOME/proj4a >$HOME/proj4a_out'
When I click on the launcher it comes back with the following: There was an error launching the application.
I'm going to try and install fglrx again, however last time it killed my system, giving me a 'display not detected' error on my monitor with no way to reach a non-grapgical tty to edit xorg.conf.Is it possible to create a custom grub entry that will boot Fedora 15 with the Radeon drivers in case fglrx once again trashes my system?