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Sublime on Ubuntu Unity Menu


This is more for my reference but others may find it useful.

  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Sublime Text 2

I've downloaded and unzipped Sublime into:

/home/jim/Programs/sublime

To add an icon to the Unity menu create the following file:

/home/jim/.local/share/applications/sublime.desktop

And populate it:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Sublime Text Editor
Comment=Sublime Text Editor
Exec="/home/jim/Programs/Sublime/sublime_text" %F
MimeType=text/plain;
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Icon=/home/jim/Programs/Sublime/Icon/256x256/sublime_text.png
Categories=GNOME;GTK;Utility;TextEditor;Development;Utility;

Adjust the Exec and Icon paths accordingly.

Now if you hit the Unity menu and begin typing "Sublime..." the Sublime icon will appear.


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