For most of the times, chances are that you can launch one application and right click on the icon in Launcher and click “Lock to Launcher” to make the application icon stay in Launcher for easy access.
However, there are a few programs that does not support Launcher.
After researching for a while, I found the answer on StackOverflow, but can’t locate the original post.
Here are the steps to manually make it happen.
First, create a .desktop file to the application (eclipse for example) in the applications directory:
Then, paste the following inside (don’t forget to edit Icon and Exec values):
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Eclipse Comment=Eclipse Integrated Development Environment Icon=** something like /opt/eclipse/icon.xpm ** Exec= ** something like /opt/eclipse/eclipse ** Terminal=false Categories=Development;IDE;Java; StartupWMClass=Eclipse
Note: to locate your eclipse, issue this command:
Finally, drag the .desktop file onto the launcher.
Now you have it. Cheers!