Ubuntu – How to add an application to the dash


I just installed Oneiric Ocelot, and I can't figure out how to add an application, which is stored in my home directory, to the dash. I can create a launcher, but I want it in the dash also.

Best Answer

One way I use is to add an entry in the menu's with alacarte package.

  1. Install alacarte if it isn't already: sudo apt-get install alacarte
  2. Open alacarte by typing it into the run prompt (ALT+F2)
  3. Click New item and fill in name and command.
  4. Click OK and close alacarte.
  5. Application should appear in the dash search.

Works on Unity and GNOME Shell (Ubuntu 17.10 and above).

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