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Announcing the release of Fedora 15 Beta
Posted Apr 22, 2011 0:15 UTC (Fri) by MisterIO (guest, #36192)
Posted Apr 22, 2011 0:28 UTC (Fri) by jonabbey (subscriber, #2736)
That is, I have a shell script which fires up a bunch of gnome terminals, each starting or reconnecting to a screen session. I had a launcher button in Gnome 2 that would launch this, but I find no way to do it in Gnome 3.
Likewise, if I run a custom Java application (from the command line or from Java Web Start), I get a (generic) icon in the favorites bar showing that it is running, but if I attempt to cause that to be added to the favorites bar as a permanent item, the resulting item does not function properly.
Even if I get a (non-working) icon added to the favorites bar as with the Java cases above, I find no way to manually set a custom icon, and the icon specified in the JAR or JNLP file is not honored.
It almost seems like the system would like me to make my own Gnome application (with a pyGTK script?) as a wrapper so that I can get a non-Gnome application started and made available in the favorites bar and Applications activity area.
Unless there's some fancy application definition editor (and instructions on how to use it) that I'm not finding?
Posted Apr 22, 2011 1:50 UTC (Fri) by MisterIO (guest, #36192)
Posted Apr 22, 2011 2:23 UTC (Fri) by jonabbey (subscriber, #2736)
I did do an update from Fedora 14 to Fedora 15 beta, and I'm not using the fall-back mode, but I just don't see what you're describing.
We are talking about the Gnome 3.0 Shell, yes?
Posted Apr 22, 2011 3:37 UTC (Fri) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
Posted Apr 22, 2011 4:57 UTC (Fri) by MisterIO (guest, #36192)
Posted Apr 22, 2011 15:15 UTC (Fri) by AdamW (guest, #48457)
I don't know if there's any plan to 'shortcut' this in future, but for now it'll do the job. (For the format of a .desktop file, look at the other files in /usr/share/applications, it can be pretty simple).
Posted Apr 22, 2011 15:17 UTC (Fri) by jonabbey (subscriber, #2736)
Is this documented anywhere? I couldn't find any documentary links upon googling 'Gnome Shell', apart from the cheat sheet which does not mention this.
Posted Apr 22, 2011 15:18 UTC (Fri) by ABCD (subscriber, #53650)
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