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Old 10-11-2012, 07:46 AM   #1
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How to create a desltop launcher and how to add a "show desktop" icon in 12.04 LTS?

1) how do I create a shortcut to run an app, that normally starts when I type in bash "/opt/appdir/app" ?
2) how do I place an icon in ubuntu 12.04 LTS to show desktop?

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any hint??????
Old 11-04-2012, 10:46 AM   #4
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I haven't got exactly what you've asked, but for no 2... I installed myunity, an app that gives you more customisation options for unity. In there is an option to add the Desktop as an icon in unity task bar.
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To add a launcher to top or bottom panel....

Press Alt+SuperKey(windoze)+Right-click on Bottom or Top Panel, then click "Add to Panel" then select "Show desktop" and click "add".

Then just drag it to desktop.

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