Programs Do Not Start When Run From the Launcher on Ubuntu 13.04

After the historical upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal to Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, some programs, like GVim or Firefox do not start when I try to run them from the launcher.

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It turns out to be a permission issue, so, all you have to do to fix it is:

$ chown -hR YOUR_USER .gnome2/
$ chown -hR YOUR_USER .gnome2_private/

Replace YOUR_USER with your user (the user you want to launch the app).

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