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I am trying to follow the instructions given to another user (jurjen) by building the following .local/share/applications/.desktop file, and also variations of it. It does not produce any button anywhere. I've done a shallow research on .desktop files to refine a previous version. I am clearly blindly missing the big points.

    phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ cat .local/share/applications/.desktop 
    [Desktop Entry]
    Version=1.0
    Name=web container
    Type=Application
    Exec=/usr/bin/webapp-container --enable-addressbar --enable-back-forward --webappUrlPatterns=/home/phablet/*/*/* /home/phablet/*/* /home/phablet/* /home/phablet/
    Icon=/usr/share/icons/Humanity/actions/32/add.svg
    Terminal=false
    X-Ubuntu-Touch=true


    phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ 
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Finally, what I was missing is that .desktop is not a file name but an extension. Now, my foo.desktop file works fine; I'll have to change it until it does not work anew, just to learn. But this triggers a new question... (on a different subject).

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