I just added and modified a
.desktop file in my
Is there any way to refresh the icon and caption in the list of applications without logging out?
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You can restart the
gnome-shell by pressing Alt+F2 and then typing in either "restart" or just "r" and pressing Enter.
Otherwise I've noticed that it automatically refreshes
.desktop files after waiting a little while.
From Desktop entries in Arch linux wiki, this works on later versions of Gnome:
Cross-posting this from the Ubuntu question site.
You need to:
Note: hicolor is the default theme which app developers should use. if you're making an icon theme, refresh your icon theme's folder instead.
sudo touch /usr/share/icons/hicolor ~/.local/share/icons/hicolor sudo gtk-update-icon-cache
See (the only documentation I can find for this): https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Scriptlets#Icon_Cache
Please refer to the XDG Desktop Menu Specification. To update the list of available desktop launchers in the Applications menu please run:
The update will be reflected in couple seconds.
I tried a few ways, including these posted here, but none worked except this one
gnome-shell --replace & disown