After using GNOME-Do for a really long time, I decided to switch to Synapse. Every time I had a fresh install of Linux, it bothered me when I installed GNOME-Do and saw all the Mono libraries that were being downloaded. I use Launchy on Windows and like how I can specify certain folders to monitor (add to catalog) from where I can launch applications. With Synapse there is no such option so I decided to add a desktop launcher under
.local/share/applications. This following is what my
eclipse.desktop file looks like
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=Eclipse GenericName=Integrated Development Environment Exec=/home/girish/eclipse/eclipse Icon=/home/girish/eclipse/icon.xpm Terminal=false Categories=Development;IDE; Keywords=Code;Editor;Programming;
This lets me launch Eclipse from Synapse and it shows up with a nice icon too.