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Create a custom XDG_DIR with custom icon

I'd like to create a custom XDG_CUSTOM_DIR directory in my home directory pointing to $HOME/Custom and assign an icon to it. I've done: xdg-user-dirs-update --set CUSTOM ~/Custom So far so good... ...
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Is there a FreeDesktop command to open an open-with dialog similar to xdg-open?

is there a (FreeDesktop) Linux command to open an "open-with" dialog similar to xdg-open? I'm searching for some general desktop environment independent solution for showing something like this: ...
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desktop agnostic icon theme lookup

How can you determine the user's icon theme without using neither GNOME nor KDE nor any other desktop specific programs/libraries/files? I could not find anything about how to determine users icon ...
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nmcli freedesktop DBus warnings and errors

As soon as I do nmcli con up id <ESSID>, I experience some warnings/errors: ** (process:4841): WARNING **: async_got_type: could not read properties for ...
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Where place own application icons? How to get the current theme icons?

I'm developing a little application for Gnome, Unity and KDE desktops. I want the application icons to be fully theme aware. Now, I'm including the icons on the application directory on ...
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Is there a single documentation page for all the XDG_* environment variables?

I can find documentation for some XDG_* here and there, but for many others I still don't know where to look. I have not been able to find a single document where the meaning of all these variables ...
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Generating xdg menu lua files on Debian

I'm trying to figure out how to generate a menu.lua for Awesome WM on Debian (actually Kali 2.0). In a nutshell it's a Lua file representing the structure of the Applications menu so it can be ...
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Drag-and-drop without the drag

I sometimes need to drag-and-drop files onto an application. (Example — but my question here is not installing Chrome userscripts.) One solution is to use Dragbox, which opens a window from which I ...
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How do I assign a value to the Path key in a .desktop file including the $HOME environment variable correctly?

I'm making a .desktop file for Minecraft. Nothing appears to happen upon executing the it. The Exec and Path keys in the file: Exec=java -jar Minecraft.jar Path=$HOME/.minecraft/ I've also tried ...
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Is there a graphic tool to add new url schemes like XX://?

I would like to add a few url scheme, e.g magnet://, and add a simple mimetype for it. So that I would be able to handle these links within my browser. Is there any graphic tool I could utilize ?
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Log dbus Desktop Notifications

Sometimes I get error messages in desktop notifications, such as this: Unfortunately, it's difficult to debug this. I can't use xprop to see the process id that sent it. It claims to be from ...
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Is there a standardized way for applications to save MRU lists?

Many applications (especially GUI ones) and DEs maintain MRU (most recently used) files lists, also every browser maintains visited pages history. I am just curious if there is already an ...
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Freedesktop complains that “name has no owner”

I'm using Mint 17.2 x64 with Cinnamon.I decided to fish for error and warnings on my log files, in order to learn more by solving problems. So, I'm not experiencing abnormal behaviours. I'm just ...