How-to Create and Eclipse Launcher on Ubuntu 12 Unity Desktop

September 26th, 2012 by Regaz



This Article Shows You Exactly How-to Manually Create an Eclipse Custom Launcher on Ubuntu Linux 12 Unity Desktop.

To Make the Entire Easy to Understand and Visualize the Post Includes the Basic Screenshots of the essentials steps involved.

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  1. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Ubuntu Linux 12 Open Terminal
  2. Login as SuperUser
    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  3. Create Launcher
    nano /usr/share/applications/nightly.desktop

    Insert Something like:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Eclipse
    Comment=Eclipse Development IDE
    Exec=/opt/eclipse/eclipse
    Icon=eclipse
    StartupNotify=true
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=Development;

    Ctrl+x for to Save and Exit

  4. The New Launcher on Unity Applications
    Ubuntu Linux 12 Custom Unity Launcher on Applications
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