Ubuntu – How to configure the default applications on the launcher on a LiveCD


How can one edit unity bar default apps within a livecd? In other words if you boot ubuntu 12.04 livecd you will see in the unity bar, firefox, libreoffice, Ubuntu software center, etc. Well I need to customize a 12.04 livecd so that upon boot you will see my own selected apps ie: chromium, ubuntu-tweak, etc. Please dont link me to remastersys or myunity or ubuntu-tweak or ccsm. No graphical applications to be used. The iso is being built via chroot meaning i need the actual file(s) location: /usr/share/unity-2d…..something along those lines.

Best Answer

  • Here is what works for me for customizing a 12.04.1 liveCD:

    echo "[com.canonical.Unity.Launcher]
    favorites=['nautilus-home.desktop', 'firefox.desktop', 'ubuntu-software-center.desktop', 'otherapp1.desktop', 'otherapp2.desktop']" > /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/10_local-unity-launcher.gschema.override
    glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/

    (all in chroot)

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