I downloaded the installer and installed Eclipse to my Downloads directory. I also added the path to my Path variable so when I open a terminal and type eclipse, it runs. However, when I open the menu in Linux Mint and search for Eclipse it doesn't show up. I read here that in Ubuntu that should be enough, but I suppose in Mint it's not: What should I do so Ubuntu finds a new application when pressing Alt+F2?
I created a
.desktop file under
~/.local/share/applications but that didn't fix the problem, not sure if it should have--I'm not super clear on what these files do.
.desktop file is
eclipse.desktop and contains
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Eclipse Exec=/home/user/Downloads/eclipse Terminal=false Categories=Development;IDE;Java;