Icons in the Start Button and Launch Pad
Icons help you quickly locate a particular type of product or tool. This legend describes the action performed when you double-click an entry with one of these associated icons in the Start button or Launch Pad.
||Description of Action When Opened
|Documentation roadmap page for that product opens in the Help browser.
|Demo interface in Help browser opens, with the demos for that product selected.
|Selected tool opens.
|Product Page, which contains the latest product information on the MathWorks Web site, opens in your Web browser.
Refreshing the Start Button and Launch Pad
The Start button and Launch Pad include entries for all products found on the MATLAB search path when the MATLAB session was started. If you change the search path after the start of a session, such as by adding a toolbox directory, the Start button and Launch Pad are not automatically updated. Right-click in the Launch Pad and select Refresh from the context menu to update the Start button and Launch Pad so they reflect all products on the current search path.
Adding Your Own Entries to the Start Button and Launch Pad
You can add your own entries to the Start button and Launch Pad by creating an
info.xml file. To see an example, select one of the existing entries in the Launch Pad, right-click, and select View Source from the context menu. The
info.xml file for that product appears. The line for the tool you selected appears highlighted.
Create a similar
info.xml file for your own application and put it in a folder that is on the search path. Right-click in the Launch Pad and select Refresh from the context menu. The Start button and Launch Pad now include the entries you added.
|Using the Launch Pad||Profiler|