Thursday, April 2, 2009

Point Matlab application to "applications menu" in Ubuntu

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=matlab -desktop

Save above file as matlab.desktop.

how to make link from application menu

I saved it in desktop as matlab.desktop
go superuser.
/home/yourusername/Desktop# cp matlab.desktop /usr/share/applications

then voila!

How did I get the softlink to matlab appication:

sudo ln -s /home/yourusername/matlab/bin/matlab /usr/bin/matlab

creates a new link which enables to launch of matlab without junk folder list. like: Exec=/home/yourusername/matlab/bin/matlab
before that I deleted the matlab link found in /usr/bin/matlab
by rm /usr/bin/matlab

Moreover, I could drag and drop to panel for shortcut

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