How to make a script searchable from the launcher

Asked by Anders S. Nordbø on 2012-04-09

Hi,

My preferred way to start applications is with the fast search menu. Here I find all things that have been installed by the package manager (running Ubuntu 11.10). My problem is that some applications that are not installed using the package manager are not searchable, and I find no way to add applications. In this case I wan to run a java program that has a bash shell wrapper to start it.

Is there some way (including config/code changes) to let the search function find a specific script?

Btw: I have a created a .desktop file for it and it starts the application fine. Would be nice if it was possible to specify such files somewhere (even just to put them in a specific folder) so the search recognizes the application.

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Solved by:
Michal Hruby
Solved:
2012-04-11
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2012-04-11
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2012-04-09
Best Michal Hruby (mhr3) said : #1

Put the desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications

Thanks Michal Hruby, that solved my question.