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gtk-launch desktop file with arguments

I have a .desktop file with following Exec-line Exec = python script.py %u however, when I do gtk-launch test.desktop /home/user the argument /home/user is not passed to script.py Why? Or is there ...
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How to create a desktop entry for an application located in the user space?

I compiled the latest QGIS sources into user space ~/bin/qgis. I can start the application from the command line running ~/bin/qgis/bin/qgis. Now I want to have application launcher entry. So I copied ...
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How to refresh launcher icon application menu in ubuntu 12.04?

After modifying a desktop file in /usr/share/applications, I need to refresh the launcher icon application menu so that my modification shows up. For the sake of clarity, the menu that should get ...
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Removing “user accounts” from system settings

I don't need user account management on my system settings for security reasons. Is it possible to remove user management from settings? Although i don't want it for all user accounts. As given ...
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permissions denied even though I'm a system admin (and the only user of the system,) when trying to access and edit .desktop files? (14.04)

When I try to save the .desktop file (for Google chrome in this instance,) I revive a message that in short states I do not have the require permissions to do this. Is there any fix for the problem at ...
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1answer
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Can't find my app in a dash, something is wrong with .desktop file?

I created .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Name=STS Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Exec=/root/springsource/sts-3.5.1.RELEASE/STS Icon=spring_tool_suite.png Actions=New; [Desktop Action ...
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1answer
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Blank desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 (menu missing) [duplicate]

I had to shutdown my laptop unconventionally because of a programm error. Now if I startup I receive just the blue desktop wallpaper, without any menus. Can't even access the terminal. The right mouse ...
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1answer
156 views

Task Bar at the top missing Applications, Places and System menu

I was trying to install VLC using System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager when I realised that I don't have Applications, Places and System menu items at the top left side of task bar. I ...
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1answer
386 views

How to move Unity launcher icons to desktop?

everyone. OK, I have what may be a very simple question--how do I take an icon from the Unity Launcher that I had locked there, and move them onto the desktop? I have tried everything I can think of ...
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1answer
375 views

Set desktop background from command line over ssh

I am attempting to set my desktop background from the command line in ubuntu 12.04. I am able to do this from the terminal on the actual machine as described here. gsettings set ...
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1answer
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How to enable global menu for PhpStorm in 13.10

I've installed PhpStorm in /opt/phpstorm and after first run there is file ~./local/share/applications/jetbrains-phpstorm.desktop [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=PhpStorm ...
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1answer
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Icon size to provide for unity .desktop, and the syntax to reference it

What size icon should I provide (and reference) in a .desktop file for an application? I'm using Sublime Text 2, which provides .PNGs up to 256 pixels square, but by default references 48x48 in it's ...
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How do I Track Down a File's Location from Unity Search? [duplicate]

So my problem is that, while installing Eclipse, I created some desktop files in different locations, installing them all (I was trying to solve a bug, hence the need for repeatedly installing ...
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How to add an icon to the Ubuntu Unity toolbar using .desktop file?

I am very new in developing application under Linux. I have a doubt regarding about the use of .desktop file to add an icon into the Ubuntu Unity toolbar. I have the following .desktop file: ...
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1answer
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What represent the StartupWMClass field of a .desktop file?

I am working on this pre-existent .desktop file and I have a doubt: The file content is: [Desktop Entry] #Icon=connect-data-space Icon=XCloud Categories=Utility; Type=Application ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Black screen after login session [duplicate]

Yesterday, the system asked me if I wanted to upgrade to 13.10 from 13.04. Since that was the first time for me, I decided to proceed and ran the installation without worrying about it. After the ...
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Will URL entry in .desktop files work from unity launcher?

This is a small .desktop file I made to open a directory using default file manager. But this isn't working, but substituting Exec in place of URL works. Exec=pcmanfm /medi/user/container I was ...
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2answers
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Desktop Disapeared

I disabled the unity plug-in, and now all I can see on my desktop is my wallpaper. I am using ubuntu 12.04 lts. Is there anyway to fix this? I just wanted to be able to customize my desktop some, and ...
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1answer
272 views

How to make my application accept folders from Unity Launcher?

When dragging a file, all the entries on the launcher that are able to open that file stay lightened while the others fade. As far as I know, this is based on the Mime Types specified on the .desktop ...
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How do I get unity back after installing nVidia drivers

I know this might look like a repeated question but I've been looking for a solution everywhere I could think of with no success I am using a Dell Inspiron N5110 It has intel shared graphics and an ...
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1answer
195 views

Compiled programs in 13.04 missing icons in launch bar (defaults to question mark)

I use a custom compiled version of Wine and Minitube (no actual source changed, just compiled instead of installed from software centre), however for some reason their icons show up as grey question ...
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2answers
286 views

Configure nemo on ubuntu 13.04

I have made nemo default file browser in ubuntu 13.04 (unity). Everything works fine. But I cannot find how to remove trash from desktop. I tried gconf-editor but nemo is not there. How can I remove ...
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Custom .desktop file — name doesn't show up in Unity dash on Ubuntu 13.04

I have several .desktop files that I migrated over from 12.10 ubuntu. The applications they point to launch just fine, and the image displays in the dash when I search for them...but there isn't any ...
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Create Unity Launcher for file [duplicate]

how do you create a launcher for a file in unity? I am currently trying to create a launcher for the side panel in unity that, when clicked, opens an executable file in my home directory. Is there any ...
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5answers
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Stuck with Unity 2d after installing 12.04LTS, no idea how to get to Unity 3d

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit on a dual-boot with Windows 7 64 bit, and the first thing I did was to install myunity by sudo: sudo apt-get install myunity I also ran several ...
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Is someone going to make unity revamped for 13.04 (Or your opinion on it)? [closed]

What is keeping me to upgrade to 13.04 from 12.04.2 is unity revamped, I need my dodge windows ASAP!!! I was just wondering what is your opinion about this? Do you think that this is going to happen? ...
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What is the shutdown command?

I want to create a shutdown icon for the launcher in 13.04. In former versions of Ubuntu I used this desktop file and put it in the launcher: ...
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2answers
244 views

Desktop Switcher like MacOS or PearOS 7?

I saw the Desktop Switcher in PearOS like this: Can I have the same in my Ubuntu 12.04? I installed a PearOS, but I find no name to this Desktop Switcher. Thank for help.
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1answer
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Creating a .desktop file for a new application

I just installed the lastest version of UGENE. I works fine but in order to use it, I have to enter the following in the terminal: cd ugene-1.11.5/ then execute ./ugene -ui to launch UGENE GUI. This ...
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1answer
1k views

Set Multiple values for StartupWMClass (to group under same launcher in Unity)

This a specific example of a generic problem I haven't been able to find a solution for yet. I have a program (Android Virtual Device Manager) that launches 'sub-programs' (namely emulators or ...
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2answers
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Desktop Files don't use seem to use $PATH correctly

I am creating .desktop files for use in the Unity Launcher. I have my own location in my home directory where I put my executables (~/usr/bin/) which is correctly added to my PATH environment ...
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1answer
539 views

What is TargetEnvironment=Unity?

I have a pure Lubuntu 12.10 installation. While looking at some .desktop files in /usr/share/applications I see TargetEnvironment=Unity. One example is in the .desktop file for Google Chrome: ...
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4answers
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How do I pass an option to a Unity Shortcut?

How can I pass an option from a Unity shortcut? For instance, can I invoke "gnome-terminal --maximize" instead of "gnome-terminal" from the Unity shortcut?
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1answer
496 views

Accidentally deleted .desktop entry, how do I recreate it? [closed]

I was trying to create my own desktop environment and was working with sudo nautilus and i accidentally deleted .desktop entry for ubuntu 3d, help needed
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1answer
424 views

Why is Vim not launching when passing arguments in its .desktop file?

I have vim.desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications/ directory with these lines: [Desktop Entry] Name=Vim Text Editor Comment=Edit text files TryExec=vim Exec=vim Terminal=true Type=Application ...
2
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1answer
826 views

How to find the .desktop files for pinned applications in the Unity launcher?

I know the desktop files live in /usr/share/applications and ~/.local/share/applications. I'm looking for 2 information: Where can I see the desktop items that show in my launcher (I would love to ...
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1answer
205 views

How do I replace a binary with a shell script in a unity launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Custom Ubuntu launcher doesn't launch I used How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher? this to pin Eclipse to unity launcher. But now I need to replace eclipse ...
2
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1answer
63 views

How can I configure which filetypes can be opened by dragging to an application's launcher?

When we drag some file from some web page or Nautilus towards the launcher, the application that in which it can be coppied remains highlighted and others fade out. So where is this configuration ...
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How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand?

Will Unity allow making custom launcher icons from .desktop files or via menu editing system? (Right now the launcher doesn't give the option to "keep in launcher" on all programs. For some programs ...