Re: How does one make program launchers?

On Wed, 2011-12-07 at 20:40 -0500, Michael Welsh Duggan wrote:
> So, apologies in advance for the stupid question.  I'm still trying to
> figure out how Gnome 3 ticks.
> When running Gnome 2, I was able to make a program launcher that I could
> add to the status bar in order to click on it.  Gnome 3 has "favorites"
> in the dash.  How do I, as a user, make it so that there is something in
> the dash that I can click on to run 'emacsclient -a "" -c -n'?

You can create .desktop files using "alacarte"; that will create a file
in ~/.local/share/applications/.  Those files are seen by shell.

Or you can make them by hand.  See an example at
These files must follow the specification found at

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