tl;dr; version: Add
Unity to your
This is just a PSA that I’ve been doing work in Ubuntu to support Unity’s addition to the set of registered XDG environments.
Which means that in your desktop file, you can now say
OnlyShowIn=Unity; to have an application only show up or only autostart in Unity instead of KDE, GNOME, etc. (Or alternatively, use
By and large, Unity uses the same apps and services that GNOME does. So if you currently have an application that does
OnlyShowIn=GNOME;, there’s a very good chance it should now be
OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity;. You might also want to re-evaluate whether you even need
I’ve filed a bunch of bugs against various GNOME apps and patched them in Ubuntu. But I’ve only focused on apps that Ubuntu installs by default.