The unity-launcher-editor application was designed for exactly this purpose. I have opened bug #894772 requesting that this functionality is incorporated into Ubuntu Tweak. Ken VanDine was also looking into getting unity-launcher-editor into universe, but I think this stalled because the original developers were not responsive??
I am attaching this bug to the unity-launcher-editor project, and removing it from Unity. ** Also affects: unity-launcher-editor Importance: Undecided Status: New ** No longer affects: unity ** No longer affects: ayatana-design -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Bugs, which is subscribed to Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/705007 Title: Unity has no method to maintain properties of launchers To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity-launcher-editor/+bug/705007/+subscriptions -- ubuntu-bugs mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-bugs