I feel close to my answer - but missing just a bit. Anyway - here it is: I have Pop_OS 21.10 running on my laptop. I want to add a "desktop icon" to launch a second Firefox profile for my wife when she uses my laptop. I know "desktop icon" is sort of windows jargon - but I think you understand.

So far I have a text file named Firefox.wife on my desktop. In there is:

firefox -p Wife

"Wife" matches the second profile I made in Firefox. I made the file "executable" in Nautilus/properties. Double clicking it brings up a warning "Do you want to Run or display it's contents. I have to click execute.

Anyway - I just want to skip this step to make it simpler for her.
Bonus points for adding the icon to the bottom launcher bar I think called "Favorites". Currently I have an icon down there that opens my FF profile. When I do execute her script - it doesn't have a new special icon to click favorite on...

Thanks in advance, Frank

  • Only Ubuntu and official flavors of Ubuntu (ubuntu.com/download/flavours) are on-topic here, refer to askubuntu.com/help/on-topic where you'll find other SE sites where you question will be welcome if you don't want to use a Pop forum. (One advantage of Ubuntu is it's many support options, you opted for Pop OS so take advantage of its support options, or SE Unix & Linux found in the on-topic link)
    – guiverc
    Jan 14 at 21:03
  • Ubuntu 20.10 (along with all flavors) is End-of-Life and thus unsupported on this site (askubuntu.com/help/on-topic), and many other Ubuntu sites, unless your question is specific to moving to a supported release of Ubuntu. fridge.ubuntu.com/2021/06/18/… help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades
    – guiverc
    Jan 14 at 21:04
  • Please also note: Your system isn't Ubuntu or flavor of Ubuntu, so using Ubuntu release-upgrade tools will break your system as is documented via Pop OS or System 76, so as recommended by Pop/System76; ignore and do not use any Ubuntu guide/tool/help. You're not using Ubuntu; so follow Pop OS howto's & tools built to upgrade Pop OS systems; they have their own support site too (yeah Ubuntu has many, but that's a benefit of Ubuntu or flavor of Ubuntu; hope your system is offline)
    – guiverc
    Jan 14 at 21:05
  • Also asked at ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2470879
    – guiverc
    Jan 14 at 22:11

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