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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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How to post the instagram story from the desktop?

I litrally tried to post the stories from the instagram on desktop but i couldn't find the option. Please any one help me to solve this issue.
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Fractional scaling and "wasted" monitor real estate

Ubuntu 22.04.4, gnome shell 42.9, wayland. I have two monitors, I set the fractional scaling on each to be 125%. On the left monitor, I have an icon on the desktop appearing in the middle of the ...
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Is it possible to save Internet links as .url instead as .desktop files?

Saving Internet links is easy. Just drag the address to a folder and let it create a shortcut. No problems on Linux. Now on dual boot systems with Windows and NTFS shares or Samba shares, this causes ...
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24.04 half desktop selected with red tint square

Installed fresh OS, during my work half screen is selected with red/orange tint. It looks like some default screenshot program turning on randomly or something like this. This functionality maybe ...
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Unable to use a .jar with a .desktop entry file

I want to set up a .desktop entry file to run a .jar as a regular program which can be started in the App-Menu. I made a directory named Mars4_5 with the following content: ├── Mars4_5.desktop ├── ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 ".desktop" Exec not working

Hello so I been having this problem for 4 hours now trying to solve it but but no luck. Summary: The Exec part of the ".desktop file is not working, I did the "chmod +x" command. I ...
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Label Terminal window frame?

I use multiple terminals and multiple tabs in each. The tabs in each are related, and I want the main label at the top to be customized from the default, which is "Terminal". Is there a way ...
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Upgrade to 23.10 - libgd3 [duplicate]

I know I'm a bit late to the party but I'm currently on 23.04 and are wanting to upgrade to 23.10. Running apt upgrade reveals The following packages have been kept back: libgd3 and halts there. When ...
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Custom Url Link not working in the context of other application

I have set up a customURL scheme for an application in Ubuntu. The association works fine when I try to launch the link either using xdg-open command or when pasting the link in the browser. However, ...
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23.10 on laptop don't know what happened, really slow not working

I have 23.10 installed on my laptop and recently installed some packages and now it is not working properly and unable to go past the login screen
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.desktop application won't open a terminal window

I have a .desktop file located in ~/.local/share/applications: [Desktop Entry] Name=Keg Exec=bash -c "ssh -t rpiz 'python3 /home/pi/keg/shell.py'" Type=Application Terminal=True The ...
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Creating a dedicated dock shortcut for my streaming service web page using .desktop files

I'm trying to create a dock shortcut for a streaming service browser application that does not have a native apllication on the ubuntu store. I was able to create the .desktop file and make it work, ...
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Set .desktop file as allow launching on Ubuntu 22.04 terminal?

Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS GNOME Shell 42.9 I am working on a shell script to cp .desktop files to Desktop. And I run into issues when I need set all the .dekstop files to be allow launching in the script. I ...
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"Unnamed" actions on Rhythmbox's icon right-click menu

I'm using Rhythmbox 3.4.7 and as you can see on the picture bellow, there are some Unnamed options on Rhythmbox's icon right-click menu: I've tried to copy org.gnome.Rhythmbox.desktop and org.gnome....
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How to hide desktop from Ubuntu Desktop Applications UI

I found the following link for changing file types application: https://superuser.com/questions/21626/ubuntu-change-the-default-program-used-to-open-a-type-of-file Here is the command for associating ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 gui freezes intermittently and permanently. Restarting gdm via ssh fixes until next time it freezes

I have a Linux box, not a laptop. Running "glxinfo -B" yields the following: name of display: :0 display: :0 screen: 0 direct rendering: Yes Extended renderer info (GLX_MESA_query_renderer)...
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How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand in 22.04?

Yes, I know there's this question already. But it's 10 years old and the proposed solution doesn't work for 22.04. And without this stupid "karma" I can't even add a comment in there. So my ...
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Slow Ubuntu after upgrade and update command.Any ideas what can be issue?

I run a node on the desktop version of Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS. In the terminal, I perform updates and upgrades using the apt command. After the last update, I received additional updates for Ubuntu PRO, ...
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.desktop file for AppImage gets icon in Activities but not in Launcher

I'm running the Arduino IDE appimage on Ubuntu. arduino-ide_2.1.1_Linux_64bit.AppImage on Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS. I've 'installed' the appimage file in ~/.arduinoIDE/ I've made a .desktop file that looks ...
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How to delete .desktop files( shortcuts or pwa or web apps ) in Ubuntu

.desktop files: And it's also shown in the app section. no delete option: And there is no delete option there.
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create .desktop for portable executable (Ubuntu 22.04)

Is there any GUI way to create the ${HOME}/Desktop file for any portable application (not installed as package) in Ubuntu 22.04? I know there are answers how to create the .desktop file manually.
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How to add Open3D app to select application [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 20.04, I installed Open3D app as debian from here, but I can't see the app as an option when I try to open the .obj files for example. can you please tell me how can I add Open3D to be ...
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could not display "picture name" [duplicate]

im new to this and ubuntu and i was trying to save some pictures from my mothers phone. I did everything like on windows until i got an popup saying "could not display "picture name"&...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Desktop folders/files only become visible whenever a new one is created (after reboot)

I had my Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop all cluttered with folders and files (yes, afterwards I've read that Linux does not like that), and suddenly the launchers were invisible. Edit: I'm talking about all ...
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Hot to solve Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Unable to fetch and internet does not work

I have PC with dual boot with Windows 11 (which works fine) and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For some reason one day linux booted only to 'terminal mode' without GUI. I purged ubuntu-desktop and then tried to ...
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Ubuntu not starting Java GUI application except from terminal

I've recently migrated from latest Mint to Ubuntu 23.10 (x64). In Mint, I used to start a JavaFX GUI app using desktop launcher (java -jar ... defined in ~/.local/share/applications) and it worked ...
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freedesktop launcher can't launch my app but it launches fine from terminal

I have installed an app which I can launch from terminal by typing "myapp". which myapp yields /path/to/myapp, and I can launch the app by typing path/to/myapp in terminal. However, I'd ...
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How to view terminal output from script initiated from .desktop custom application launcher

I created a basic ls.sh script with the following body: #!/bin/bash -x ls and I was sure to allow execute permissions chmod +x ls.sh. I tested ls.sh in my terminal and it works fine. I went ahead and ...
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Cannot access settings->displays - to add a display

I am trying to access "settings->displays" and getting the attached error. The "settings -> displays" dialog does flashes for an instance... Also, when I try "system ...
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Overriding VSCode .desktop file casuses dock to produce separate icon

I use Ubutnu 22.04 with default GNOME and my VSCode is installed from official APT repo. To permanently enable wayland rendering I copied original code.desktop and code-url-handler.desktop files from /...
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VirtualBox icon not showing on launcher. Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS

I googled it and asked ChatGPT but can't solve this. The issue that I'm trying to fix is that I can't see the virtual machine icon when a VM is running. The VirtualBox icon is working, but the ...
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Desktop Shortcut from a Command in 22.04

trying to create a desktop shortcut for flatpak run org.gimp.GIMP//beta Not sure how to use a command instead of an executable. I saw another answer but it was 2013. It said to create a .sh file based ...
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Is there soemthing like iOS's universal links for ubuntu

I am currently developing an application that supports universal links on iOS / MacOS, app links on android and apps for websites on windows. Therefore when a user clicks on a link for my app, for ...
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August update of major Linux version in Jammy 22.04 caused complete loss of NVIDIA driver setup

August 3-4 Ubuntu offered an update. It was not at all clear going in that it was a major version change, being a jump in major Linux version from 5.19 to 6.2. At first it booted as usual with a ...
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"ubuntu-desktop" disappear on reboot (Ubuntu 22.04)

Situation now: every time I reboot, I'm having to reinstall "ubuntu-desktop" because its not available on startup. On boot, it goes to "tty1", if I try going to 7/8 it just shows a ...
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Pushing back a window pushes it "under the desktop" (it is still visible, but clicks on that window fail). Is that a known bug or a setting?

I seem to have a weird one on one of my VirtualBox installation. I installed Ubuntu 20.04 a while back (fresh, not an upgrade) and I have been running on there nicely for a while. Then I upgraded to ...
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How to Edit App .desktop File Installed by Snap?

As you can see in the photo, I need to edit Telegram desktop file, the thing is that I installed the app using Snap. Lubuntu: 22.04. LXQT Desktop enviroment. Why do I need to edit Telegram desktop ...
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How to update icon of a .bin file - not working anymore since 22

On Ubuntu 22, Wayland disabled: I have a .bin file that has no icon. In 16.04 I could create a launcher (.desktop) file like this: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=...
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In Ubuntu 22.04, how to make a taskbar shortcut (with a certain icon) that runs a specific command when clicked?

In Ubuntu 22.04, how can I make a taskbar shortcut that uses /usr/share/icons/hicolor/256x256/apps/firefox.png as an icon and runs firefox --private-window when clicked?
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Finding main active program on the screen

Is it possible to see from the terminal which program has been in the past the main active window on the screen?
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Self build executable can only be executed via context menu "run as a program"

I am using Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS I have created an executable using pyinstaller and copied it to the desktop. The problem is that it does not open when double-clicked. However, if you open the desktop as ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut that launches a command line program as root without requiring password

I'm trying to create a desktop shortcut that changes my monitor input by executing sudo /usr/bin/ddcutil -d 1 setvcp 60 0xF without requiring a password. I've made an entry in the sudoers.d directory ...
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boot problem, desktop system not completely loaded

My Kubuntu 22.04 sometimes does not boot completely. A text file in Auto Start loads (and strangely I can edit this auto started file) and the desktop wallpaper appears, but the taskbar does not load ...
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22.04 put a desktop launcher in the favorites launcher bar?

I've created a .desktop launcher to run a .sh script file that launches a program. The desktop shortcut works, but I don't want to have to go to the desktop every time to run it. I want to put it in ...
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Why does my ubuntu system keep loging me out after i try to open an app

If i try to open firefox or spotify or any other app that is bigger ,the screen goes black and it log me out . I tried apt update and upgrade , ceating a new profile. Yesterday everything was fine , i ...
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How to get Show Desktop working for use by all users?

New install of Ubuntu desktop 22.04. I'm trying to get Show Desktop script working for use by all users, with icon in Left Panel of apps. I've put both a shell script show-desktop.sh permissions of ...
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Ubuntu not booting to desktop but to terminal

I started my laptop like usual and I couldn't boot to the desktop. These are the first lines showing. Maybe there is something there which I don't understand.
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Update Launcher Icon in the Application List after updating desktop file exec and icon (without restart/relogin)

Let's create the following file: > $ cat ~/.local/share/applications/testing.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=Test Type=Application Terminal=false Exec=firefox Icon=firefox After that, we will have a ...
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Can I configure Ubuntu Desktop network using ip command?

I have Ubuntu 22.04.1 desktop installed. Can I change my network settings using the ip command while NetworkManager is running?
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.desktop files to launch shell scripts

I am trying to create two .desktop entries to launch shell scripts. the shell scripts fullLaunch.sh and tracepen.sh should be executed. Both run when launched from the terminal. They launch multiple ...
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