This GNOME 3.4 is starting to get on my nerves.
How on earth do you create something as basic and necessary as an application launcher?
I don't want to muck with stuff under /usr.
I want the app launcher to be just for my own desktop.
I tried creating a .desktop file under ~/.local/share/applications - Nope.
I tried creating a .desktop file under ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/applications - Nope.
And yes, I reloaded the shell with Alt-F2 -> r.
UPDATE: I tried this again and was able to create ~/.local/share/applications/myapp.desktop file that worked.
This would be way too hard for average user to comprehend.
Need much simpler mechanism for users to add a simple application launcher.