How to add an entry for Zend Studio in your Ubuntu programs list

I had been trying to add a shortcut/entry for Zend studio in my Ubuntu 11.10.  Finally I could find a way to make Zend studio entry come up in the Unity Application search or Filter. Actually its a rather straight forward procedure. Create a file zendstudio.desktop in the /usr/share/applications/ as root, add the following contents to it, using your editor of choice(I used vi editor).

[Desktop Entry]
Version=9.0
Name=Zend Studio
GenericName=PHP IDE
Type=Application
Comment=Zend's PHP IDE
Exec=/opt/ZendStudio/ZendStudio
Icon=/opt/ZendStudio/icon.xpm
StartupNotify=false
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Programming;


Courtesy:
http://thanhquanky.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/create-icon-in-unity-ubuntu-11-04-natty-narwhal/
(You could check out the above link to find way to add antry for any custom software using the same method).

N.B: Its my first blog post after nearly one year. Hope that I can follow it with more such useful posts.
The above method was tested by me in Unity based Ubuntu. But it should work fine in any GNOME based OS.

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Ubuntu themes and customizations

Here are some links for the customization of Ubuntu in terms of Themes and Login-screens-
Themes-
25 Awesome and amazing Ubuntu/Linux themes
gnome-looks.org

Login-Screen Themes-
gnome-looks.org
15 beautiful GDM’s

Also don’t forget to download the compiz-fusion-plugins-extra package, it’ll surely add to the beauty and flexibility of your desktop. Now get ready to amaze your friends and relatives with your very own Ubuntu.