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Custom Application Launcher

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        In GNOME, you're able to add custom application launchers to a panel.  However, sometimes these do not work as you'd think.  

Create a startup script with the command you'd like to run
Save it (e.g., ~/scripts/)
Setup a launcher of Type: <b>Application in Terminal</b>
Use this for the Command:
gnome-terminal --execute bash ~/scripts/<>

Reference: <a href="">GNOME Terminal Question</a>