Desktop Launcher mystery

Xandros Pilosa folivora.pilosa at
Fri Jan 29 20:00:57 UTC 2010

Dne 29.01.2010 (pet) ob 19:01 +0000 je Dave Stevenson zapisal(a):
> [Desktop Entry]
> Encoding=UTF-8
> Icon=text-html
> Type=Link
> Name=FeedTime.desktop
> URL=http://pch-a100:8883/feedtime.cgi
> Name[en_US]=FeedTime
> Copy & paste this URL into a new foo.desktop, it fails.  Paste it into a
> working foo.desktop, it fails.  Paste it directly into firefox, it
> works.  Create foo.desktop as an application launcher with "firefox
> http://pch-a100:8883/feedtime.cgi" as the command, it works.
> That solves my problem of how to get a working launcher, but doesn't
> answer the mystery of why it quit working when the only change was
> from 64-bit to 32-bit.
> Thanks for your help
> Dave

Hello Dave,

I don't know the answer why it happened, but I would look with
gconf-editor how following key is set first
then, if previous settings are correct, I would check in
"MimeType=" key in gedit.desktop (there may be multiple versions
of .desktop files for gedit) also what is in defaults.list in the same


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