In fedora 17 when an application is running, you can pin it to the favourites bar (left side by default), this menu item is no longer available after I did the upgraded to fedora 18, the running applications appears in the favourite bar but I can't add them, The option to remove them is available however.

1-first, you must create a "desktop" file in this path: /usr/share/applications

for example : touch /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop

2-open the file with an editor like vim

vim /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop

then write this parameters in the file:(for example I want to add Eclipse launcher)

[Desktop Entry]
Comment= "write your comment"
Icon=the icon path ,something like /opt/eclipse/icon.xpm
Exec=the execution command ,something like /opt/eclipse/eclipse
Categories=write categories like : Development;IDE;Java;

then save the changes.

3-now you must add execution permission to the file using this command :

chmod +x /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop

then ,this application is been added to Application bar and you can add it to favorites bar.

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