I just switched my development environment to openSUSE so I can get more experience with Linux systems. I'm attempting to replicate the 'spotlight' feature on Mac OSX. I've edited the application launcher settings easily enough, with Alt + space. I can open the start menu with the focus on the search bar.
At this point, I attempted to download Sublime Text 2 and have it show up in the search box. I went to the site and downloaded the package and used the Ark program to unzip (un-tar?) the file. I went into the newly created folder and clicked the application icon for Sublime and it opens just fine. But the search function does not list Sublime as an application.
I moved the unzipped folder from
/opt/ and this does not fix the problem either.