I've just installed matlab2017, it works and everything is fine but it isn't in my applications menu. I launched it using the terminal, but there is a way to have it between the applications? the matlab launcher is /home/paolo/bin/matlab

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Browsing the net I found this solution and now it works:

I launched using terminal

 sudo apt install matlab-support

and finally Matlab is into my applications menu

  • could you please mark this as answered? Thanks!
    – pretz
    Oct 6, 2017 at 12:27
  • FTI, if this happens to you with other applications that don't have an add-on package like metlab-support, the solution is to create a .desktop file and save it in ~/.local/share/applications
    – pretz
    Oct 6, 2017 at 12:29
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    @SeanPatterson I want to mark it as answered, but StackExchange if I click on the V of the answer tells me "To accept your own answer you have to wait 2 days".
    – Paolo Zaia
    Oct 6, 2017 at 14:34
  • ahhh, I didn't notice how new your original post was. No worries :)
    – pretz
    Oct 6, 2017 at 14:37
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    I put an alarm on my phone to do it in two days from now ;)
    – Paolo Zaia
    Oct 6, 2017 at 14:39

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