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How to add a launcher to the desktop in Fedora 19 [closed]

asked 2013-09-16 18:20:39 +0000

highjo gravatar image

updated 2013-09-16 19:04:42 +0000

hmaarrfk gravatar image

Hello, I have switched from Ubuntu precise/raring to Fedora 19(gnome). I have searched this QA site for an answer on how to add a launcher to the desktop considering the gnome-panel seems to have been removed from the repository. I have seen somewhere here that one should add files under ~/.local/share/applications/ .

I have done so but it only adds to the menu. So I copied the same file let's say ~ /.local/share/applications/intellij.desktop to /home/joseph/Desktop . It doesn't show. So I saved a simple test file. and did Alt+F2 , typed r and enter.

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=IntelliJ 12 Ultimate
Comment=IntelliJ IDEA 12
Exec=/opt/intelliJ/bin/idea.sh
Icon=/opt/intelliJ/bin/idea.png
Terminal=false

But after everything seems to have reloaded I could only see the default wallpaper.

So what bring the question if anyone actually uses the desktop at all.

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answered 2013-09-16 19:03:16 +0000

hmaarrfk gravatar image

updated 2013-09-16 19:03:36 +0000

The Gnome team seems to think the traditional "desktop" interface is done. If you want to see your desktop files, install gnome tweak tool and enable the option through Gnome Tweak Tool -> Desktop -> Have File Manager Handle the Desktop.

sudo yum install gnome-tweak-tool

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answered 2013-10-13 20:14:38 +0000

Scott Lindley gravatar image

That'a what I would call "a good start", and it puts a "home" and "Trash" icon on the desktop, but how do I then get a new launcher to appear? I've tried several solutions from Google searches but they involve using a command "gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Desktop/ --create-new" that doesn't exist, and I can't find it using "yum search all". It appears that it should be in the package "gnome-panel-control" which seems to be in the Fedora 19 repo, but it depends on a package "gnome-panel" that appears to be missing from the same repo. Has anyone managed to actially ADD new launchers to the Fedora 19 install of Gnome? Is this still possible? Why is there a package in the repo that depends on another package that is not in the repo? The attitude of the Gnome developers annoys me a little, almost as much as Microsoft's attitude regarding that nasty Windows 8 UI.

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That'a what I would call "a good start", and it puts a "home" and "Trash" icon on the desktop, but how do I then get a new launcher to appear? I've tried several solutions from Google searches but they involve using a command "gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Desktop/ --create-new" that doesn't exist, and I can't find it using "yum search all". It appears that it should be in the package "gnome-panel-control" which seems to be in the Fedora 19 repo, but it depends on a package "gnome-panel" that appears to be missing from the same repo. Has anyone managed to actially ADD new launchers to the Fedora 1

Scott Lindley ( 2013-10-13 20:15:26 +0000 )edit
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answered 2013-10-24 16:46:22 +0000

garym gravatar image

Scott: I am using Fedora 19, just downloaded and install intellij 12 and used this web page, which is for an ubuntu user, but worked just as well for me, to create a launcher for intellij: http://danastott.blogspot.com/2012/05/creating-intellij-launcher-in-ubuntu.html

Good luck. Gary

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