Cannot add KDE shortcuts to Unity launcher

Bug #774211 reported by Ed Coles on 2011-04-30
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

On trying to drag-drop a shortcut to the BasKet Note Pads application from the application search menu, the operation appears to be recognised by Unity (i.e. when the icon is dragged over the the launcher, the icons move aside to accommodate the new shortcut). However, when the mouse is released to drop the shortcut onto the launcher, it does not appear and the existing icons move back to their original locations. On examination of the launcher, no shortcut to BasKet Note Pads has been added anywhere. On further investigation, attempting to add shortcuts for any other KDE application installed on my system results in the same vanishing problem while other GTK/desktop independent application shortcuts can be made.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.10-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
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Date: Sat Apr 30 16:24:56 2011
DistUpgraded: Log time: 2011-04-28 12:49:34.615364
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fde0]
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fde0]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
InstallationMedia_: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
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SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-28 (2 days ago) 09/02/2010
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Ed Coles (edicoles) wrote :
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

I can confirm this. Try installing Konsole or any KDE app and dragging it from the Dash to the Launcher does not work.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Ed Coles (edicoles) wrote :

This bug is not a duplicate, as the "Keep in launcher" option is available to me for KDE applications. In this case, it is the drag-drop mechanism that is not working

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the keep in launcher is available but will not work, i.e those will not be listed after a restart, the issue still seem to have the same cause which is a matching error

Simon Dierl (simon.dierl) wrote :

I can reproduce the original issue both with a self-compiled Battle for Wesnoth 1.8.6 and Eclipse Helios. Keep in Launcher does work, though.

For Wesnoth, I used the .desktop file shipping with the tarball[1], for Eclipse, I created a .desktop file with alacarte[2].

Dragging Eclipse to the launcher "looked wrong"; the icon was replaced by a question mark as soon a I started dragging (maybe a problem with the de_DE icon?).

[2] attached

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