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Is there a Windows equivalent of Linux `.desktop` file to execute various commands (like as many custom "apps")

I am using Windows in parallel with Linux again, and I've got all the Linux habits and reflexes, without which I feel very frustrated. For example, how to create a file to launch a terminal with a ...
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How to search for a string on the internet although it was already found when using Albert?

OS: Arch Linux (6.2.6.arch1-1) Albert: 0.20.8-1 Say I enter a phrase such as "asdfABC" in Albert and there is a result, meaning the result gets highlighted, e.g. it is a file asdfABC.odt. ...
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Shortcut for Windows Spotlight-like launcher

As described in Microsoft’s new Spotlight-like launcher for Windows 10 will arrive in May there is now a Spotlight-like launcher. When cleaning my keyboard I accidentally opened it. Now I am wondering ...
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launch icon for COMMAND LINE in Win 8.1

How can I create the launching icon of COMMAND LINE TERMINAL under Windows 8.1 ? I have already one but I do not remember how have I created it. EDIT I mean the icon at the left bottom and launched as ...
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How to remove a launcher from Cinnamon main menu

I am running cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu 20.04. I want to remove a launcher from the Other section of the main menu. How can I remove it?
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How do I run Java from a usb key by using JPortable and its launcher?

I downloaded both the Java runtime environment and the JPortable launcher from PortableApps.com in order to run Java and edit projects by launching the IDE from my USB key without the need of ...
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How to setup Launch4J XML

This is how we currently start our application from a batch file. I'm trying to switch to launch4J but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to convert this to the required Launch4J XML file. start ...
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Cannot create Pycharm launcher on Linux Mint

I am trying to create a command line launcher for pycharm. My OS is Linux Mint. I am doing this by going Tools > Create Command-line launcher and following the default steps. However, I receive this ...
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Is there a way to create a URL shortcut on the desktop with the favicon of a website?

I would like to add a URL shorcut on my desktop. I use Xfce. I would like a script or trick that would give me the favicon of the website URL paste in the shorcut. Before this, when I was using ...
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Choose java version in Windows

I have both Java 8 and Java 9 installed on my computer. When I run Java from Powershell it runs c:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath\java, which in turn runs Java 9. I'm also using eXistdb which doesn'...
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Weird numbers shown on Ubuntu 16.04 launcher

I am running Ubuntu 16.04. So I was using my computer, and suddenly, some weird numbers showed up in the Ubuntu Launcher. It happened when I tried to close out of VMware Workstation 12.5. Here is a ...
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Launcher "Failed to execute child process (No such file or directory)"

I installed the Oracle JDK and it is working correctly. The $PATH variable is correctly configured so that it points to the jdk/bin directory and all the executables run correctly. The problem comes ...
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Remember app selection in gnome3 search

Is there a way to tell gnome to remember app selection in the search? Let's say I write ter and go and open "simple terminal". When I search again for ter, simple terminal should be the first option.
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Ubuntu Launcher PHP working directory

I have created a launcher for PHP: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=PHP Terminal=true Exec=/usr/bin/php %f Icon=/home/virsacer/Icons/php.png When I open a PHP-file with it, the working ...
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Tricking the taskbar into thinking a separate launcher program is the same as the program it launches?

A program I use (not developed nor maintained by me) uses a ribbon. The ribbon isn't organized as well as it could be, but luckily by editing the ribbon.xml file in the program's installation folder, ...
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how to add shortcut to ubuntu taskbar

I am using UBUNTU 14.04 with cinnamon desktop. After trying to create a shortcut for a PDF file to Cinnamon's Taskbar, I found maybe I should have searched for a folder containing the Taskbar's ...
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create program launch icon (or shortcut) on windows 8 desktop

I noticed that if you install applications like Visual Studio, its launch icon doesn't appear on the desktop. On the other hand, for apps like Google Chrome browser, the launch icon appears on the ...
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Word Realms won't start from the Menu anymore on Linux Mint 16

Installed Word Realms on Linux Mint 16 per its included instructions. It worked fine launching from the OS menu, for a time. Now when I try to launch it, same way as always, nothing happens: no ...
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Open a web page from anywhere with a single action

I'm using the same webapps over and over. I have the following things in place: shortcuts on my desktop --> I need to go back to the desktop and click. Then all is minimized. favorite in my browser -...
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ZSH: Where to place environment variable so that launched application can pick it up?

I need an environment variable KEY="value" made available to a GUI application before starting it. The launcher file (the one that places the icon on the desktop and sidebar in Ubuntu) has a value of ...
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Adding a complicated launcher to the "Open With" list in Ubuntu

I have a complicated shortcut/launcher that I would like to put in the Open With list. The shortcut uses the command screen -d -m bash -c "screen;source /home/me/intel/bin/compilervars.sh intel64;/...
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minimum chrome version requirement for chrome app launcher

I would like to install the chrome app launcher on my windows machine. What is the minimum version of chrome required to install the chrome app launcher?
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Launcher for windows which is exactly same as Mac OS X?

Is there any launcher for Windows which is exactly the same as Mac OS X in both feel and features?
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Send email from Omnibox?

I use Launchy to very easily send one-line emails on my Windows PC. I just type alt-space, then "wife", tab, then the text of the message. However, I can't figure out an easy way to do this or the ...
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How can I launch web browser automatically with given window size and url

In linux, is it possible to launch web browser with given window size and url using terminal console or some kind of script (e.g., shell)? What I want to do is to test the web streaming server to see ...
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How to fix java virtual machine launcher error

Recently i accidentally downloaded and ran jar keylogger. So in fear of it stealing various of my logins i deleted my temp folder, because i had a hunch it had stored some files there for sure. Now ...
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Categorizing apps in Windows 7 start menu?

Is there any way to group related applications in Start Menu? Let's say I have a few Graphic software and a bunch of IDEs and I want to put them in a single item. Is it possible?
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xfrun4 alternative for Linux Mint Cinnamon

I just switched from Xubuntu to Linux mint cinnamon and am trying to find an application launcher to replace xfrun4. What are the options that exist these days? Ideally, it would be a text box with ...
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Is there an application launcher for Windows similar to Synapse from Linux/Ubuntu?

I like to use the Synapse launcher in Ubuntu (Xfce) - I think I would prefer it even to Dash from Unity. Is there something close to that for Windows 7? I use the Start search/launch feature of ...
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lxde "run" (alt+F2) doesn't have autocompletion

I have ubuntu 12.04, with lxde. The screenshot below is taken from LXDE site. It shows the recently-launched items. In my computer, however, there's no autocomplete drop-down. In addition, i'd ...
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osx: launch a program when another program opens

I would like a method for starting a program when another program starts. Specifically, I’d like a to open a MS Word document and have my citation manager open simultaneously (EndNote supports this ...
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Launch a program when another program opens

I would like a method for starting a program when another program starts. Specifically, I’d like a to open a MS Word document and have my citation manager open simultaneously (EndNote supports this ...
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Humanized Enso on Windows 7

I know this may be the same topic as in the previous post, but because there was no reliable answers there and it's been very long time ago, so I would like to ask again here and hoping someone could ...
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Firefox steals focus from RocketDock

If Firefox (v3.6.28) is running, RocketDock (with Layering set to "Always on Top") shows above Firefox but if in Firefox I do certain things (such as writing a post or watching a YouTube clip) ...
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in OSX, any keyboard launcher app that can access application menu options?

I'm using AlfredApp, and love how I can launch application with it. But I'm wondering if anyone know an app that would also list application's menu options. ie: While in Chrome, I would hit some ...
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Moving "Workspace Switcher" in Ubuntu Unity Launcher

I need the Workspace Switcher in Unity's Launcher at the very top just below Dash or Nautilus. I need this because when I run VirtualBox the commands CtrlAlt↑/↓/←/→ are not ...
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How do I create a program shortcut for a command in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I remember I could do that in an older version of Ubuntu, but I'm lost in Ubuntu 12.04. I want to add an item in the Launcher bar or on Desktop, that when double clicked runs the following command ...
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Set environment variable for unity application launcher

I've created a .desktop file to launch our application. Our application requires, that a certain environment variable is configured correctly. Where can I configure this environment variable on a per-...
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Launch Windows program with custom environment variable

My JAVA_HOME on my dev machine - which is Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit - points to a 64-bit Java, and that's fine in general. However, I just installed a program - to wit, the FlashDeveloper IDE - for which ...
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Application launcher with tab-completion

EDIT: Ok, fair enough - probably using a standalone launcher is the way to go as Daniel Andersson suggest below. But this leads to following questions: Either; How do I get bash-like command ...
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Binary executable won't launch if called outside of source folder

I am trying to launch the 32-bit binary reclient_linux_32 that comes with the Linux Red Eclipse game. I've successfully built from source and also have another version of the executable. If I open a ...
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Ubuntu Launcher Customization

Is there some way to futher customize the Ubuntu Launcher? I would like to make a few tweaks like moving it to the right instead of left and making it "pop" in and out instead of the scrolling it ...
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Create custom launchers in GNOME 3

I'm using Debian testing, and I have been switched to GNOME 3 by the Debian update yesterday. I'm not very comfortable with the UI. I wanted to customize everything like I had it with GNOME 2, but I ...
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Troubleshooting Enso Commands

I have some Enso commands that tell me An error occurred when trying to open <X>. I'm not sure why. Usually, this is because Enso's shortcut doesn't have the Start In attribute set to the ...
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Mac OSX equivalent of an Open Desktop dot-desktop file?

I am mostly an Ubuntu user. I like that it is very easy to create one-click launchers for apps by (in Gnome, at least) right-clicking on the panel and choosing add-to-panel->custom-app. I use this A ...
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How can I index and launch Chrome bookmarks from a launcher?

I'm puzzled by the apparent lack of solutions for launching Chrome (or even Firefox) bookmarks from a launcher. The Windows 7 start menu only supports IE, which is no surprise from Microsoft. ...
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Synergy fails to launch! (Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit)

Synergy will not launch on ubuntu 10.10 64bit. I have tried: -rebooting -removing and reinstalling Synergy -using previous stable and beta versions but still nothing, any advice on the next steps I ...
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dmenu alternative for windows [closed]

I really like using dmenu on *nix systems: are there any alternatives for windows? I've tried launchy, but it is slow and I don't like its interface.
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Ubuntu Linux Gnome Desktop Launcher Icon formats?

A few years back PNG graphics could be used as launcher icons. This does not work on Ubuntu 10.10, while SVG works. Is there any reliable documentation?
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Launch multiple apps in a single command in OS X

Is there a way on the mac (os x 10.6) to launch multiple apps in a single command?
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