Ubuntu – Add Vim to Unity launcher

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Please can someone explain how to add a launcher icon in Unity (along the left side) for Vim – or any other terminal-based application?

I press alt+f2, type vim, and drag the icon to the left … but the launcher does not accept the dragged item.

Assuming that to launch vim in a terminal I should launch gnome-terminal -e vim, my question is how do I get this command as a button in the Unity launcher?

Best Answer

  • Create Launcher for Terminal Application

    Right click on the desktop and select Create Launcher from the menu:

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    Choose Application in Terminal and give the desired name and command to run (in this case vim).

    Then simply drag and drop this icon on the Unity Launcher:

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