On the other hand I was a keen KDE user for a long time. But change is always good. And recently I had been seeing this person here, that person there using the kid on the block - unity desktop thanks to ubuntu.
Unity attracted me with its simplicity (err, I think I am getting older) and giving a large domain to do actual work. Ask an eclipse user, every pixel counts! I also liked the idea of "Keep in launcher". However this didn't allow me to start another eclipse from the launcher, rather I had to go all the way to the programs menu and type eclipse and run it - developers are lazy and that's why they became developers, I am one of them.
The solution was to create my own launcher that allows to launch a second, third etc. eclipse. For this create a launcher file in ~/.local/share/applications, i.e. ~/.local/share/applications/eclipse.desktop and add the following:
#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Icon[en_US]=/home/hceylan/Software/eclipse-modelling-3.7/plugins/org.eclipse.platform_3.7.1.v201109091335/eclipse48.png Exec=/home/hceylan/Software/eclipse-modelling-3.7/eclipse Name[en_US]=Eclipse Modelling Name=Eclipse Modelling Icon=/home/hceylan/Software/eclipse-modelling-3.7/plugins/org.eclipse.platform_3.7.0.v201106131736/eclipse48.png X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts=New [New Shortcut Group] Name=Launch Another Eclipse Exec=/home/hceylan/Software/eclipse-modelling-3.7/eclipse TargetEnvironment=Unity
The next post will be about how I brought my plasmoids back and ask them to live in "peace with unity".
Live in unity!