Ubuntu – Where are the Unity Launcher .desktop files

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I'd like to know which folder the Unity Launcher .desktop files are stored in, as they're not anymore in /.gconf/desktop and I need to add a custom application to the launcher bar (adding it in /usr/share/applications doesn't seem to be enough).

Where are the Unity Launcher .desktop files?

Best Answer

  • Globally in

    /usr/share/applications 
    

    Locally in

    ~/.local/share/applications
    

    If you want to add a custom launcher, create it in ~/.local/share/applications, make it executable, drag and drop it on the launcher*, and finally pin it (right-click on the launcher item → Keep In Launcher).

    * Opening it using Nautilus doesn't seem to do the trick.

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