Questions about: .desktop

Answer #: 1 The command that is run is contained inside the desktop file, preceded by Exec= so you could extract and run that by: `grep '^Exec' filename. desktop | tail -1 | sed 's/^Exec=//' | sed 's/%. //'` & To break that down grep '^Exec' file
Will Unity allow making custom launcher icons from . desktop files or via menu editing system? (Right now the launcher doesn't give the option to "keep in launcher" on all programs. For some programs I use, I have to make custom launchers or