Linux .desktop equivalents to Windows Start menu shortcuts
zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 12:31:46 CET 2019
st 20. 3. 2019 v 12:27 odesílatel Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at gmail.com> napsal:
> >>> As I found, if the .desktop files are just copied to the
> >>> directories, they do not work, it is necessary to restart X. If
> >>> xdg-install-menu and xdg-install-icon are used, they work
> >>> immediatelly.
> >> On Debian it works. This is distribution specific. Even if I put a
> >> .desktop file into /usr/local/share/applications/ I automatically
> >> get it working. Same under $HOME.
> > I have only tried KDE in Fedora. It is possible that even Gnome in
> > Fedora behaves differently.
> I think this is rather a desktop environment than a distribution policy;
> it's a freedesktop.org specification:
> > Both the KDE and GNOME desktop environments have adopted a similar
> > format for "desktop entries", or configuration files describing how a
> > particular program is to be launched, how it appears in menus, etc.
> In my experience, Mate (on Ubuntu Mate at least, but I'm sure in
> general) and Cinnamon work the same.
I tried with KDE in Fedora, my tiny samples are at
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