Ubuntu 19.04 ".desktop" no longer working!?

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Wed May 29 10:32:36 UTC 2019

On Wed, 29 May 2019 at 10:46, Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> ...
> Even it that's true, it's a bit obsolete info for Ubuntu users. The
> description of the gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons package says:
> "Description: desktop icon support for GNOME Shell
>   This package provides a GNOME Shell extension for showing the contents
>   of ~/Desktop on the desktop of the Shell. Common file management
>   operations such as launching, copy/paste, rename and deleting are
>   supported."

Ah, I think I understand now, Nautilus changed so that .desktop files
no longer were runnable, but the shell extension reverts this, except
it doesn't due to a bug.  Do we know that the new version in proposed
should fix it?  I don't see a relevant bug (fixed or otherwise) in


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