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Is it possible to create a launcher for the desktop in Ubuntu (Jaunty)?

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I really like this question because the launcher essentially makes the desktop a rudimentary GUI. i.e. someone clicks something and then a script is run. I have created many custom launchers but never one to launch my own bash / shell script. – David LeBauer Dec 22 '11 at 7:17
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It should already be there by default, but here's how to add it:

Right-click on the panel, click "add to panel" option, select "Show Desktop", then click "Add".

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