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  1. #1

    Writing a starter

    I have a small application here. It's application.jar. I didn't write it, but I use it quite regularly. I can start it with java -jar "/path/to/application.jar". I would like to write a starter for it. That shows up when I quick search for it or when I try to start the application from terminal.

    So, I don't even know where to start with that or what good search terms are.

    The Terminal is easy. I put a script into /usr/bin that only has the command mentioned above.

    For an icon, I could do a .desktop file, since I am having a gnome desktop environment.

    Yet for the Gnome Search. Well, I probably have to find out more about it.

    So, all I am asking for is, am I right, should I do three seperate things or is there a single solution. And if there is, can someone give me enough for me to find a documentation for it?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Alacarte is a graphical editor for the gnome menu.

    What you add to the menu should show up when you search.

    Good luck!

  3. #3
    Well, that worked so easy and quick, it was almost disappointing. :P

    Alacarte did work perfectly, thank you for that. And it put me on the right track to learn more about. Over Alacarte util class in its source, I was referred to xdg-menu, which is a console line tool to do the same and since I now knew that what I am looking for is called xdg, I found documentation on it.

    Thank you

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