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The Right Way You should really be using gtk-launch if it is available. It is usually part of the package libgtk-3-bin (this may vary by distro). gtk-launch is used as follows: gtk-launch APPLICATION [URI...] gtk-launch app-name.desktop gtk-launch app-name Please note that gtk-launch requires the .desktop file to be installed (i.e. located in ...


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Hamish's answer is great, but I'd like suggest a simpler alternative, with less piping involved: $(awk -F= '/^Exec/||/^TryExec/ {print $2;exit}' /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop) In this case, awk searches for line starting with Exec, and then we simply print fields after that line, using for loop and = we print field 2, i.e., whatever comes after ...


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sudo ln -s /home/<user>/Programs/eclipse/eclipse /usr/bin/eclipse Preplace <user> with your username


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Press Alt and then right click on top panel, this function should let you edit items on top panel.


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the first thing you could do is to check the shortcut settings. It's in the System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts Make sure it's still assigned to Ctrl + Alt + T And the second thing is to check the hardware, make sure these keys are working.



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