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Application Startup Icon Locked (root)

I have installed a program, an icon appears on the desktop, but it has a picture of a lock on it, and clicking it does nothing. It's a program I installed from a file. ...
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How to completely change file manager in Xubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

i've been trying to get Nautilus to run everything file related in my Xubuntu... Without sucess. I got it right up to the desktop. My desktop is completely empty and clicking on it does nothing, ...
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Confusion regarding *.desktop files: okular.desktop appears multiple times in Nautilus // okular.desktop vs. okularApplication____.desktop

Source of confusion regarding *.desktop files, see screenshot below, multiple files of almost exact same size and exact same (modification) date, same-but-different ? Here's a screenshot of the ...
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Open File as Other Program

I want to configure Firefox to open .zip files with File-Roller. In the options, I browse to /usr/share/applications/file-roller.desktop and it doesn’t open it as File Roller however nautilus easily ...
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How to make a .desktop file that matches all files and dirs?

I have a script that I want to be available for the "Open With..." context menu for Nautilus (or less helpfully, "Files") running in Gnome Shell. I've created a .desktop file and registered it with ...
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How exactly do files get opened from Nautilus?

I am asking this out of curiosity, to know what goes on 'behind the scenes' when I double click a file in a file browser, say Nautilus. Specifically, what parameters is the executable executed with? ...
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Nautilus description versus /usr/share/applications file directory

When using Nautilus and I navigate to the /usr/share/applications directory I get a listing of the meta data that is extracted from all of the .desktop files that live in that directory. So the file ...
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How do I fix my .desktop files in /usr/share/applications?

I don't want to go too deeply into the issue, but I deleted some of the Nautilus-related .desktops in /usr/share/applications. What all should I have in the folder? I have: ...