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Start desktop launcher from command line on Mint

Can I start a desktop launcher from command line? E.g. I have a desktop launcher for slack in my ~/Desktop directory: vadim@my-pc ~/Desktop $ cat slack.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=Slack Comment=...
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Different window class for a certain window

First at all i don't know if class is the correct word, so my apologies. I have this *.desktop file to open gnuplot #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=...
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What is the command line equivalent of xdg Terminal=true?

When I create an xdg-desktop file with Terminal=true, this has the effect of: launching a new terminal window running the command in that terminal (from Exec=command) What is the equivalent CLI ...
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.desktop file for ncurses application

I am trying to create a .desktop file for the calcurse ncurses calendar application: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=calcurse Comment=an ncurses calendar TryExec=calcurse Exec=...
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Making vim the default editor when I double click a file

When I run vim from the start menu, it opens up an xfce terminal window and runs vim. However, when I set vim to be my default text editor and double-click a file, it runs in xterm instead of the xfce ...