I've come across a number of apps that need to be launched by executing a .desktop file. I understand that Canonical have disabled running these kinds of apps for security reasons. How does one accept the risk and allow these apps to run?
Using the terminal and typing [./MyApp.desktop] works and successfully launches the app but that's not an ideal solution for apps that are run often and it leaves an unnecessary terminal window open. How does one launch a .desktop app by simply double clicking on it in Ubuntu?
Suggestions I've come across that do not work:
- Checking the "Allow executing file as a program" box in properties.
- Setting the "Open with..." app to "Run Software".