[TIP] Create Android Studio launcher in Ubuntu Unity

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By mihahn, Senior Member on 15th January 2014, 09:07 PM
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Hey guys,

I just wanted to share a little tip with all of you, who want to add a little launcher icon to your unity launcher. It's very fast and works perfectly for me. Just try it

1. Open any editor you like (I use SciTE)

2. Copy this text into your editor

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Android Studio
Comment=Android Studio
Don't forget to change {yourusername} to your acutal user name and path/to/android-studio to the path of the android studio on your pc

3. Save it to .local/share/applications/ (to show .local press CTRL+h) named "androidstudio.desktop"

4. Download this icon and paste it in android-studio/ (you may of course use any other icon you like too!)

5. Open your file explorer and press CTRL+h to show hidden files. Navigate to .local/share/applications/ and take the androidstudio.desktop and drop it in your unity launcher.

6. Click on the icon and start Android Studio

I hope this is useful for you
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25th January 2014, 10:17 PM |#2  
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Alternately, at the beginning screen where it says "new project, import project, configuration...." you could go to configuration/settings (whatever its called) and select "create launcher" i think its much faster than having to make desktop files and blah blah blah
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