Ubuntu 19.04 ".desktop" no longer working!?

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Wed May 29 07:36:56 UTC 2019


On Sat, 25 May 2019 at 19:48, Thomas Stadtm├╝ller
<thomas.stadtmueller at gmx.de> wrote:
>
> Dears,
>
> Can you confirm Ubuntu 19.04 still supports .desktop files?
>
> I have upgraded from Ubuntu 18.10 to 19.04.
>
> Now I wonder why there isn't a huge cry out in the community about
> .desktop files no longer working.

This is a Nautilus issue.  .desktop files still work, but not via
double click on the Desktop or in a browser window.  Apparently the
Gnome developers decided this is something we shouldn't do.
See https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/05/nautilus-will-no-longer-launch-binaries.html

Colin




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