Talk:Desktop entries

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What I missed: Don't just put your .desktop files to e.g. ~/.local/share/applications, but craft your desktop file an then install it like

desktop-file-install --dir=~/.local/share/applications ~/app.desktop

--Henry78 (talk) 19:12, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Updating database

I am correct in saying that you should run for example

$ sudo update-desktop-database


$ sudo update-desktop-database ~/.local/share/applications/

if want your changes to come into force immediately?

--Nielius (talk) 08:01, 20 April 2018 (UTC)