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I recently installed an application which I will use quite a lot, but it didn't come with a desktop launcher. I'm using Kubuntu 20.04 and I created the following paraview.desktop file in /home/myname/.local/share/applications/.

[Desktop Entry]
Categories=Education;Math;Science;
Comment[en_US]=ParaView allows viewing of large data sets
Comment=ParaView allows viewing of large data sets
Exec=/opt/paraviewopenfoam56/bin/paraview
GenericName[en_US]=Data Viewer
GenericName=Data Viewer
Icon=paraview
Name[en_US]=ParaView Client 5.6.0 OF
Name=ParaView Client 5.6.0 OF
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Version=1.0

However, this launcher fails with the error Could not find the program 'paraview'.

If I run paraview or /opt/paraviewopenfoam56/bin/paraview in the terminal, they both works.

What can I try?

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  • Application launchers usually go under /usr/share/applications/.... Extra information here – Raffa Mar 15 at 16:07
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    @Raffa /home/myname/.local/share/applications/ is where user-specific application launcher go. – Florian Diesch Mar 15 at 16:25

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