Gnome menu load has blank terminal
I'm trying to add a Java program to the Gnome menu using Alacarte. After much banging of head against monitor, I finally got Gnome to start the program up from the menu. However, it also loads up a blank terminal window at the same time. If I close the blank terminal, the program gets killed too. This is annoying, and takes up screen real estate, but I have no idea if it's Java or Gnome at fault. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
Additional question: Alacarte and I have been having some serious issues. If anybody can point me toward a manual that doesn't assume I'm a total newbie, I'd be grateful. (The Gnome manual barely covers Alacarte, and doesn't yield any new info.) If anybody can tell me what the %f and %u arguments means in a launcher command, I'd be doubly so.