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A .desktop file is a launcher. When run, it executes a command, which usually launches an application. Use this tag if you are asking a question about using a .desktop file or about the .desktop file format in general.

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Unable to access location in Ubuntu 22.10 LTS desktop

I am using Ubuntu 22.10 LTS desktop on my Asus K55vj laptop,i Have two drives in the laptop the OS is installed on a 250 GB ssd and secondary drive is a 750 gb WD scorpion hdd where i keep my files ......
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Stop asking password [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu desktop and I wonder how to disable questioning password whenever I update the system, or want to install new software. Is there a possibility to stop this behavior?
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Add appimage to favourite apps

I'm trying to add unityhub to my favorites. I have created my .desktop file as follows: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Exec=/home/garrett/Unity/Hub/...
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Cannot get custom .desktop launcher to show its icon on the dock AND not duplicate when I run it

I created a desktop icon for my installation of Eclipse and was able to add it to the dock as a favorite using Add Custom Launcher to Ubuntu Dock. However when I favorited it, the icon on the dock ...
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How to remove custom icons from launcher

I was trying to add a custom desktop icon for evince (installed using flatpak) in my launcher. First I experimented with nautilus; I created this test.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=My script Exec=...
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How to mark a .desktop file as trusted on Ubuntu 22.04?

I created a desktop shortcut to launch Android Studio - studio.desktop. But I just can't get it to run. Ubuntu 22.04 keeps popping up a dialog Untrusted Desktop File This .desktop file is not trusted, ...
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How disable show folder in desktop ubuntu?

This used to be possible in gnome-tweaks. But now there is no such function Try command pcmanfm --desktop-off, not help Try disable show-desktop-icons in dconf editor Try gsettings set org.gnome....
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Linux: How to capture sheduled shutdown datetime and display it on Zenity Window?

Using a script I want to display my system's scheduled shutdown datetime on a Zenity window on the desktop. The following code displays the scheduled date and time formatted. I want to take that date ...
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NJStar runs on Ubuntu 22.04 display issue

My NJStar, Chinese editor on Ubuntu 22.04. The radical chart does not fully shown. Please see attached. Please advise how to fix it. error screen Thanks.
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ubuntu 22.04 - how do I make a desktop icon for a sh open on double click?

I used to be able to double click but in latest version I don't seem to be able to set it anywhere. Has run on double-click been abolished? I can run from context menu with no problem.
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Fan blowing very fast even under no load

I am running the latest Ubuntu 22.04 LTS desktop stable build on my Asus K55VJ-120XD laptop.Even if the the cpu usage is under 5 % the fans are running up at high speed.Average Ram usage is around 2.2 ...
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appearance & operation of .desktop shortcuts under 22.04

I have recently upgraded a 20.04 system to 22.04. Under 20.04, all shortcuts that I created based on .desktop files displayed a name that I selected, exclusive of the .desktop filename. Under 22.04, ...
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How to add AppImages to Taskbar and Applications list

I have downloaded a few App Images that work better than their electron counterpart- however, I would like to add them to my list of applications that can be accessed from Show Applications. I would ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS says no bluetooth found plug in a dongle to use bluetooth

I have currently clean installed Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop stable build which was released on April 21/04/2022,on my Asus K55VJ 3rd gen Corei5,GT 635 M with 2GB of VRAM,8GB RAM...Now when i go to the ...
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.desktop icon created but refuses to appear in Gnome desktop

I installed gns3 with dpkg, and was able to add a fav icon. Later I found out I needed to uninstall gns3 and install an older version. I was able to uninstall the dpkg version and install the older ...
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How to make icon show in xfce panel for python script?

This appears to be the same question as How to add launcher icon for python script? but the solution given there doesn't seem to work for me. I have an executable tkinter script for which I have made ...
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Why output of "echo $XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP" is empty?

inxi -Sx System: Host: zika.gattaca.net Kernel: 5.13.0-39-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0 Desktop: GNOME 40.5 Distro: Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) Why do the following ...
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Unable to open a file using a custom program that has been added to 'open with' list

This is essentially a windows program for editing subtitles. I've been using another program called mono to run it. The program itself runs fine. I then created a .desktop file that looks like this. [...
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How to double click on .desktop apps to launch them

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 ...
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Open .desktop file from terminal [closed]

I have this application Tmolex19 which can be opened from the start menu, but I can not open it from the terminal. Even if I use the following commands, gio open TmoleX19.desktop gtk-launch TmoleX19....
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Which version to use

I was thinking of running docker on Ubuntu is there any way to strip down Ubuntu desktop to bare minimum or does Ubuntu server have terminal when you connect it to a display after install thanks
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Why does Firefox Developer Edition shortcut opens in new icon?

I've been at this for hours now. Nothing works, .desktop file below. I don't know why, but I can't drag&drop the open firefox-dev icon to my favorites, only when I look for it in Applications ...
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How to install specific Firefox ESR v. 78 ubuntu desktop

I'm new to Ubuntu / Linux. How to install a specific Firefox ESR version? I want to install https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/78.0.1esr/ and don’t know how. I’m using the ubuntu desktop 21....
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Cannot Set Default Geometry in Gnome Shell Terminal With .desktop File in Ubuntu 20.04

I want to configure the terminal so that new windows launch on the bottom left corner of the screen. Based on this issue I tried copying /usr/share/applications/org.gnome.Shell.desktop to ~/.local/...
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Have neovim load a file from file explorer

I would like to have neovim as a default text editor also when accessed from file explorer. When I choose it from the "open with" dialogue or when it is the default for some file extension I'...
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Application Launcher for snap applications not working from Dash

I used FastX to connect to my work-computer running Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS and am trying to install multiple apps, e.g. Skype. I don't have sudo permissions, however I was able to install it through snap ...
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Applications to arrange icons in folders like I arrange in desktop

Is there an application (or file manager) that changes the way files are organized in a way I can change the position of applications freely as I do in my desktop?
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Failed to run Terminal app by .desktop file

I have following desktop file entries. [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=TestClient.desktop GenericName=Test Comment=Test Exec=/usr/share/TestClient/TestClientService Path=/usr/share/TestClient Icon=/...
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How to force chrome to open links in system browser

I'm running a 'desktop web app' for Fastmail and for reasons that I can't recall, I could only get this to run in Google Chrome (chromium or FF didn't work). Unfortunately this means that any links I ...
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How to configure .desktop file to run .jar file exactly as if run from terminal

I have a java program that works correctly when I run java -jar "lizzie.jar" from the terminal, but when I double click it in Nautilus it runs (i.e. UI shows) but returns the error "No ...
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How to add a script to launch bar?

From multiple topics on this forum I distilled the following approach: copy an existing .desktop file from /usr/share/applications to ~/.local/share/applications manipulate the file to your needs ...
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"Add to Favorites" not available for manually created desktop item

I installed one application in /opt (simply untarring) and had to create my own .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=false Name=IntelliJ IDEA Icon=/opt/IntelliJ/bin/idea.svg Exec=/...
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visual bug in script for dash to dock gnome extensions

when it is suspended and then I return to the desktop this error appears I have a double monitor and I have already updated the system, I have Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS enter image description here
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Creating an .appImage : how can one run a binary from a .desktop file?

When you build an AppImage, the AppImage actually runs the file inside (or more often a locally installed program) via a .desktop file that the .AppImage also has inside. What I'm trying to run isn't ...
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Desktop file doesn't work

I'm trying to make a desktop file for vcvRack. I have the program and other files saved in ~/.Rack/. The program launches fine when I double click it or launch in from terminal using ./Rack. The file ~...
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Grub error not an assignment

I have an Ubuntu 20.04 on a desktop with 1 hard disk. For the last 2 or 3 months, the boot has slowed down and during bootup, there is an "error: not an assignment" message that flashes and ...
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Creating a file that will open another file in VS Code when it is double-clicked

I want to write a command in ~/.bashrcthat will create a trigger file that will open a different target file in a different folder when I double-click on the trigger file. I want the target file to ...
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What are these "CHROME-DEFAULT.DESKTOP" archives on my desktop

I noticed that while i'm using google chrome some archives named "chrome-random letters-Default.desktop" keeps popping up on my desktop. What are those? Thats normal? Can i delete it? I was ...
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Make application runnable

I just installed Anki v2.1.49, I can run it from terminal with bin/Anki but I would like to make it runnable with Super -> Anki and set it as a shortcut (e.g. runnable from Super + 3). I think I ...
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how to split window in ubuntu 20.04 into four parts

I want to split the window of my ubuntu 20.04 desktop into four parts. I looked for possible approach as in this question. First of all, I am not able to get the options as shown in the settings/...
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Is it possible to run wine-launcher-creator on modern Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

On previous Ubuntu versions like 18.04 LTS I was able to install WINE Launcher Creator. But on modern Ubuntu 20.04 LTS it is not installable with the following messages: cd ~/Downloads wget -c https://...
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Deactivate Wizard popping up on first login

After a fresh installation of Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop, when the user logs on the first time there is this "Run on first launch" wizard asking about Livepatch, Improve Ubuntu, Privacy and ...
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Why my ubuntu is showing as if I am connected to a battery power source?

I am not connected to any batteries but still ubuntu says I am connected to batteries and shows time remaining..
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How can I get rid of the keyring popup showing up on Ubuntu desktop?

I want to know how can I get rid of this keyring popup showing up as soon as I start my laptop?
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What's the point of a .desktop file with NoDisplay=true

From what I read browsing askubuntu, a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications/ is useful for creating a shortcut to opening an application. However, there are many more .desktop files in this folder ...
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Configure a desktop shortcut during live media ubuntu 20.04 customization

Context Currently i'm creating a customized ubuntu 20.04 LTS to be booted from live media (USB). i'm trying to create a desktop shortcuts i.e. for the shutdown command. i prepared a .desktop file ...
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GNOME 3 show path to a desktop file seen in launcher?

I'm using a pretty clean install of Ubuntu 20.04 at the moment, finally though to ask this here since it's been bugging me. Is there a way to find out where a launcher entry's .desktop file is at? In ...
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how to show desktop icons in 21.10 desktop?

how can I show all icons in my desktop. after upgrading to 21.10 all icons in desktop is disappeared. even Tweaks can't help at that. your help is appreciated thank you
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File not opening after double-clicking the file to start Default Application

My system: Ubuntu 20.04; Wine 6.0.1; recently installed PhotoFiltre 6.5.3 via Wine. I would like to use PhotoFiltre.exe (a Windows application) as the default application to open a .png image file ...
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Cannot load the desktop after adding Chinese input method

I have a problem which looks very similar to the problem described in this Discourse thread: Problems to add Chinese layout to Ubuntu 18.04 Basically, the desktop does not load after I input the ...
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