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Questions tagged [app-shortcuts]

Shortcuts link users to apps and files in different directories. Shortcuts such as those in the Applications menu ("Slingshot") conveniently collect links to all applications in one place.

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Can't add shortcut to app launcher

I've downloaded Cisco PacketTracer and ran it normally from terminal with a ./PacketTracer7 command in packettracer's Bin folder. No problem there. The problem is, i can't add it to the launcher (with ...
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Shortcut not working

I'm on elementary 0.4.1 Loki and I run Telegram Desktop. The only way I can get the special characters such as é or ã on Telegram Desktop is to run with this command: QT_IM_MODULE=xim Downloads/...
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How to set middle scroll up to unminimize and middle scroll down to minimize a window in Plank?

Currently if you want to minimize a window you need to click the corresponding icon at a Plank bar. To unminimize, you can (hovering an icon with a cursor) either scroll up or down. For me it is more ...
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How Do I Create Desktop Launcher Files

I'm a Linux newbie just experimenting with various distros in a VM before I go ahead and do a physical install to HDD. I previously had Ubuntu Gnome running with Plank dock and to get my Documents and ...
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Screenshot of an Area Keyboard Shortcut

I am able to use keyboard shortcuts to take a screenshot of my entire screen (which automatically saves in the Pictures folder - side question how do I change where it saves?). When I try to use the ...
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Command line applications don't launch from menu

After installation of some software that in general run in terminal, like vim or htop, their shortcuts appear in application menu, which is nice and correct. But the issue I have is that when I ...
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How do reload the mime types after change .desktop file so Files know new app on “Open with” menu

I edited a .desktop (mtPaint) file to add missing mime types it can handle: MimeType=image/x-targa;image/x-tga;image/x-pcx;image/gif;image/png;image/x-xpixmap;image/x-xpm;image/tiff;image/tiff-fx;...
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Popcorn Time icon duplicate on plank

I have install Popcorn Time from the website and create a Desktop Entry to ~/.local/share/applications and on ~/usr/share/applications for show it on the menu. Bue when I execute still getting and ...
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Custom application won't start

I'm a new user in Elementary OS (0.4.1 Loki) and I find it really amazing. But I have a problem that I cannot resolve. I installed xampp for linux and all works fine but I wanted to put it in the ...
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how to add smaller in icon in .desktop - file for slingshot?

i recently installed sublime Text and I add an .desktop file to open it via Slingshot. But If I search for sublime slingshot just shows a generic icon. How can I change the .desktop file to get rid ...
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Where do I find find web apps' .desktop files?

I wanted to create an Inbox webapp. I tried epiphany and chromium but I wasnt satisfied with both. Now I want to delete them but I dont know where to find the .desktop files? Can anyone give the ...
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How can I change the default order of Dock icons for new users?

I plan to deploy elementary OS in a medium sized network environment, and wish to change the default config of the elementary desktop for newly created users, specifically the dock items. I've figured ...
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No app icon when using search bar

I've add manually some apps to slingshot menu with .desktop entries. Everything works fine when I flick through mennu - there is declared icon and declared name. Although, when I start one o these ...
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Network Manager Restart Script Issue

I've created a script to restart the network manager using #!/bin/bash sudo service network-manager restart I've named the file network-restart.sh and ran chmod +x network-manager.sh to set ...
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Slingshot: see proper icon of Playonlinux applications

Some applications installed in playonlinux show no icon in Slingshot, although in playonlinux and as desktop files in ~/.local/share/applications (as seen in the file manager) they have proper icons.
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How to execute .desktop in Files

In the latest update of Files, all .desktop files aren't executed by left-click by default (eg. all files in ~/.local/share/applications directory). They are opened in Scratch instead. I understand ...
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Add to Startup an application that is not showing

I want to automatically start the telegram desktop client when I login. But it doesn't show there when I try to add it in Settings-Applications-Startup But its desktop launcher file is in ~/.local/...
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Any way to include flatpak .desktop files to the ones scanned by the Applications menu?

I have a couple of apps installed via flatpak but their .desktop app launchers' location isn't included to be scanned and added to the Applications menu. Is there any way to include them to the path ...
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Startup command to execute a desktop file and show its icon in dock (as if run from Slingshot or Plank)

This is about the icon seen in the dock when running a command at startup. I have a terminal command that runs at startup. (It's related to CPU temp monitoring, and I need it in terminal because I ...
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Slingshot Issue

So I came across this issue when I installed a recent application (Packet Tracer7.0 [CISCO]). When I run it trew the sh file on it's folder it works properly well and shows the respective icon on the ...
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How to enable desktop icons and right click in Elementary OS Loki (0.4)? [duplicate]

I tried the method for Freya but it did not work. First of all nautilus was not installed (only the default files, which is aparently named pantheon-files). Installing nautilus did not help and ...
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Elementary .Desktop Example?

I'm trying to create a launcher for an application which is not part of the App Store or repositories. I created a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications but when I try to run the app nothing ...
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.desktop file works when opened from /usr/share/applications but not from Slingshot or Plank

I made a .desktop file so I could run an .sh file from the Plank dock. It is as follows: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=true Name=Drive Icon=/home/finn/Programs/drive-logo.png Exec=/home/...
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Files Don't Appear on Desktop? [duplicate]

When I place a file in the Desktop folder it dosen't appear on my screens desktop?
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How can i make a URL-shortcut?

I tried creating a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications, but it doesn't work. I need shortcut for URL-address with own icon in Dock-panel like in Windows OS.
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When I add a .desktop file to ~/.local/share/applications it appears but doesn't open from Applications menu

So I've made this .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Name=Team Speak 3 Comment=TS Exec="/home/nicolas/Programs/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/ts3client_runscript.sh" Path="/home/nicolas/Programs/...
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Icon for .desktop file not showing

I created a .desktop file to launch Chrome in a specific profile. Here is the code: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Chrome School Comment=Open Chrome in my school account Exec=google-chrome --...
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How to enable desktop icons and right click in Elementary OS Freya? [duplicate]

I cannot put any icons or right click on the desktop in Elementary Freya. How can I enable that?
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Deleted wallpapers still showing up in “Desktop”

I deleted some pictures that I set as wallpaper but they're still showing up in my Desktop(Applications->System Setting->Desktop). I tried looking for them to see where they are stored. I have checked:...
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How to remove a shortcut from applications menu - Freya [duplicate]

I need to remove an unnecessary shortcut from the applications menu. How do I remove it. My question is not to hide a shortcut. I need to remove an icon or shortcut from the menu. not hiding it. ...
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How to create a custom .desktop-file

everyone. I use zotero for my studies and downloaded a tar.gz-file from their website. When I extract it, it has an executable shell script that launches the programme. I wanted to be able to start ...
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Adding an executable to Plank

Using Elementary OS 0.3.1 Freya 64-bit. I use an app called Isoplex. It's run directly from an executable which I have stored in the Downloads directory. Runs just fine by double clicking on the ...
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Intellij IDEA Blurry Second Icon on Plank

I am having an issue with keeping the Intellij IDEA app on my dock. It's the same with google-chrome but I haven't found any easy way to get rid of it. Whenever I open up the application, a blurry ...