What is the directory that .desktop files are copied to when a .desktop file is dragged to the Gnome Clasic quicklaunch bar? I would like to be able to modify them
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The configuration is at:
The objects are at:
When dragged to the gnome-panel, the original dragged desktop is specified in the configuration.
A normal user cannot modify the system-wide .desktop files at /usr/share/applications/ because they are read only, so a copy is made whenever you modify any shortcut, whether it is on the menu or on the panel.
All the user's modified .desktop files are stored in ~/.local/share/applications/. If you make new shortcuts they are also stored here.