Monday, May 7, 2012
Watchtower Library 2011 under Ubuntu 12.04
*** Updated July 10th, 2012 ***
I had a reader ask me why I haven't written this article.
In all honesty I have yet to come face to face with any bug for Ubuntu 12.04 using the regular Wine package, which currently is Wine 1.4.
I have successfully installed the Watchtower Library 2011 on 4 machines now in the area. (I have several Ubuntu customers who are brothers.)
So this article is simply to inform you of my willingness to help in any situation that may arise from installing the Watchtower Library, and...
I thought since I was writing this article I would also remind you of how I added the Watchtower Library to the left side bar of Unity, Ubuntu's flagship desktop environment. (The default desktop).
To add the icon to the sidebar, you first run the Watchtower Library, then while it is running, you right click the icon on the bar and choose "keep in launcher".
Now when you close the Watchtower Library, you will still have your icon on the launcher.
If you deleted your desktop icon, you can still get to the Watchtower Library by clicking on the Ubuntu menu button on the top left, then click in the type box, and type Watchtower Library.
It will then show you the Watchtower Library icon. (May need to reboot before this works if you just installed the Watchtower Library.)
I hope this has been of some help to you, and please email me if you are having any problems! firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Andrew Gutowski Jr,
Weston Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
*** Update from July 10th 2012:
I had a brother ask me how to get the icon back on Unity if you accidentally remove it from the Unity taskbar.
Here is my solution:
There is a way to put it back on. First of all, if you click the unity launcher icon near the top left (it will have a ubuntu symbol on it), and then type watchtower, do you see the watchtower library symbol? if you do, then just grab it and drag it onto the launcher bar where you want it.
As a side note to this issue, I wanted to add that while the icon I described works here, it will not launch the application using the same icon like other Ubuntu native applications.
Instead it will launch the Watchtower Library with a half filled wine glass icon. Why it does this I don't totally know, all I can tell you is that the wine glass icon is Wine's icon, which we use to run the Watchtower Library.
Posted by Dennis Gutowski