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I have created a custom application entry in the applications menu for Eclipse as follows in a file
/usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop as follows
This now appears fine in the Programming section of the Applications menu.
How can I add it to the Favorites section?
asked Dec 1, 2014 at 11:35
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No need to edit files.
Sometimes you can't just add the application's launcher to the activity menu because it isn't recognized as an activity.
go to the folder containing the .desktop file you wish to add to the favorites bar and open the terminal there.
run the command
sudo mv path/to/file/name.desktop /usr/share/applications
after that you should be able to view the launcher in the activities list and easily add it to the favorite menu :)
answered Jun 26, 2016 at 9:08
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The favourite in Gnome Classic view follows the favourites in the Gnome 3 shell.
Activities in the top-left corner or use your keyboard's
Windows button if it has one, to bring up the activities overview. Right-click on one of those activities and
Add to Favourites.
It should now be visible in the Gnome Classic Favourite menu.
answered Dec 1, 2014 at 14:40
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