When launching java programs (like IntelliJ IDEA and Crashplan) in Natty's Unity launcher, duplicate icons are shown (see image). For IntelliJ I created the .desktop file, for Crashplan the .desktop file is supplied with the application. Is there something that can be changed in the .desktop files (or somewhere else) that can prevent this from occurring? I couldn't find a bug report for unity itself but programs like Gnome-Do/Docky have bug reports and had to make internal changes to their applications to prevent this.
In this image the 1st icon is the one created from the .desktop file and the second icon is after launching it. Second icon disappears when closing the application.
Custom IntelliJ .desktop file
#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Icon[en_US]=/opt/idea/bin/idea128.png Name[en_US]=IntelliJ IDEA Exec=/opt/idea/bin/idea.sh Name=IntelliJ IDEA Icon=/opt/idea/bin/idea128.png StartupNotify=true
Crashplan provide .desktop file
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Encoding=UTF-8 Name=CrashPlan Categories=; Comment=CrashPlan Desktop UI Comment[en_CA]=CrashPlan Desktop UI Exec=/usr/local/crashplan/bin/CrashPlanDesktop Icon=/usr/local/crashplan/skin/icon_app_64x64.png Hidden=false Terminal=false Type=Application GenericName[en_CA]=