Lubuntu 15.04 64 bit Problem with Desktop Shortcuts

Aere Greenway Aere at
Mon Jun 1 16:53:21 UTC 2015

On 06/01/2015 12:30 AM, Michael Hirons wrote:
> Not sure who I should be sending this to?but hope that it can be 
> forwarded to the correct person?
> I have been running Lubuntu 14.10 for some time,but recently decided 
> to Install 15.04. having done this I have a problem with shortcuts not 
> opening the programme which they are linked to?ie when I right click 
> on say Firefox,I am asked which programme to use to open it?This did 
> not happen on 14.10,how can I resolve this issue/ many thanks Michael

In going from 14.10 to 15.04, did you upgrade, or did you install 15.04 

It is possible (it has happened to me in installing new) that you didn't 
install the package the desktop launcher launched.

Usually, in such cases, the icon gets changed to some generic form.

If that is the cause, simply install the software it is supposed to 
launch.  The icon may not re-appear until next time you sign-in.

That would not explain the situation if the software package is Firefox, 
which is installed by default.


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