I have recently installed Ubuntu 19.10 on my laptop. I installed Google Chrome because I use a few Chrome apps that I want to run in Ubuntu. I created shortcuts on the desktop but they just appear as
.desktop files, and when I double-click them the files just open in text editor. I have tried making sure the files are set to executable but it still isn't working. How do I set it so I can run these shortcuts?
As an example of what one of these files contains, here's the contents of the "Word Online" desktop file, which is actually called
#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Terminal=false Type=Application Name=Word Online Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --profile-directory=Default --app-id=fiombgjlkfpdpkbhfioofeeinbehmajg Icon=chrome-fiombgjlkfpdpkbhfioofeeinbehmajg-Default StartupWMClass=crx_fiombgjlkfpdpkbhfioofeeinbehmajg
Contents of this file are exactly the same as the equivalent .desktop file on my Desktop PC. This file works, but I have an earlier version of ubuntu on my Desktop (18.04 LTS) so I'm guessing it's an issue with 19.10....