Ubuntu 19.04 ".desktop" no longer working!?

Thomas Stadtm├╝ller thomas.stadtmueller at gmx.de
Tue May 28 20:53:13 UTC 2019

Hi Gunnar,

guess I need to file a bug for the .desktop icon & launch issue ... will
take time.

Just FYI - if there is a newer version to (19.01.1-1) in -updates - it
hides pretty well as zero results after running all the various update
commands I did stumble across:

    [~$] sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt upgrade
    && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get autoremove
    [~$] sudo apt update
    *=> All packets are up to date*

    [~$] sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons
    gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons ist schon die neueste Version
    0 aktualisiert, 0 neu installiert, 0 zu entfernen und 0 nicht

    *=> the latest version 19.01.1-1is already installed*

Thanks again!



Am 27.05.19 um 20:29 schrieb Gunnar Hjalmarsson:
> On 2019-05-27 18:49, Thomas Stadtm├╝ller wrote:
>> gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons ist schon die neueste Version
>> (19.01.1-1).
> Well, there is a newer one in -updates.
> sudo apt update
> sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons
> Worth installing, but I doubt it will make a difference for you. (If
> you end up filing a bug, you should indeed have the the version from
> -updates installed.)
>> Can you please replicate this on your side and, e.g. create a sym
>> link on your desktop, change the icon in the property and confirm
>> that is also changes the desktop view?
> I tried with a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications and figured
> out a limitation: Your user needs to be the owner of the .desktop file
> for a symlink to work. In my test case:
> sudo chown gunnar: /usr/share/applications/synaptic.desktop
> Then a symlink worked fine after I had right clicked and choosen
> "Allow Launching".
> A changed icon was reflected on the Desktop after having relogged in.
>> If I wanted to report this behavior as a bug - what is the minimal
>> information / process required?
> Not sure in this case.. A summary of this email thread would probably
> be a good start. And the package candidate is obvious:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons
> There you see a list of open bugs, but I don't think any of them
> covers the "doesn't work at all" case. ;)
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