Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Put link with icon in Finder


A little late, but i stumbled upon this thread before finding a solution, atleast to my problem, googling something related, nearly giving up.
As per this guide help.ubuntu.com, don't just edit or create your .desktop files in /usr/local/share/applications or ~/.local/share/applications. Instead, create the file somewhere else and use
desktop-file-install <your_file.desktop>
to add the file.
E.g. you create ~/myapp.desktop and do
desktop-file-install --dir=~/.local/share/applications ~/myapp.desktop
Existing files of the same name will be overwritten and unity updated, you can use --delete-original if the source is not needed anymore, or
sudo desktop-file-install ~/myapp.desktop
to install it for all users.

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