I've installed Polarr through Snaptastic. When right clicking in Files on an image file, Polarr does not appear in the context menu, not even in View All Applications. How do I put it there? If it will be a feature in Juno, then it's OK.

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One solution is to create a desktop file and then save it in


You can create a desktop file reading:

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=/snap/bin/polarr %u

Once you create the text file, you can save it as something like polarr-snap.desktop in the ~/.local/share/applications directory.

In educating myself in regards to snap packages, I downloaded the VLC snap in elementary running in a Virtual Machine and was able to add it to the context menu doing the above. I found the answer on another forum but can't find that post so I'm unable to reference it here.

Hope this helps and good luck!!!

  • Thanks for the answer. The desktop file was already in ~/.local/share/applications, I've changed some lines, added some others, but I couldn't put the app in the right-click context menu. Commented Feb 21, 2018 at 13:49

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