Can't get application icon to show up

asked 2013-03-25 16:38:56 +0000

xiongtx gravatar image

I'm using Fedora 18 with GNOME 3.6. I just installed MATLAB and I can't get an icon into the applications menu. I've made a .desktop file called matlab.desktop with the following content:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=matlab
GenericName=MATLAB R2012b
Comment=MATLAB 2012b: The Language of Technical Computing
Keywords=Compute;Plot;Data;Statistics
Exec=matlab
Icon=/usr/local/MATLAB/matlabicon.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Encoding=UTF-8
StartupNotify=true
Categories=GTK;GNOME;Application;Office;

I've tried placing this file in /usr/share/applications, ~/.local/share/applications, and ~/Desktop, all to no avail. It just won't show up when I hit the super key and search for "matlab", "MATLAB", or anything to do with MATLAB.

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