Programs like eclipse and intellij are launched via scripts, how can I add those programs to the gnome 3 launcher?
There is no difference between "program" and "script" in this case – you can launch anything that can be launched by the kernel.
Most desktop environments, including GNOME, Unity and KDE, keep application data in
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Eclipse Exec=/usr/bin/eclipse Icon=eclipse Terminal=false
Save the file as
(There also is
Once you create the file and put it in the right place, it should automatically appear in GNOME under "Applications".
Icons follow the Icon Naming specification and are kept in:
For example, if you had a 64x64 icon for Eclipse, it could go to
I get it! If I change the ~/ with /home/username in the exec line it works! Probably the command is launched as root.