I followed some guidance here Screen mess up - VMware Workstation on Elementary OS

to change the vmware workstation.desktop file to fix an issue i had

now the app disappeared from the application list.

Any ideas?

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Maybe you used 'sudo' while editing the .desktop file? 1) Check that the VMWare Workstaion .desktop launcher file it IS still at /usr/share/applications 2) If the file IS there, check permissions of it ('ls -laigh name_of_.desktop').

Make sure you have read and execute permissions, you might need to 'sudo chmod +rx name_of_.desktop')

  • it is still in the folder. permissions are the same as the other files there. just does not show in the app launcher things
    – RJ7766
    Commented Feb 16, 2020 at 1:34

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