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Gnome 3 custom app launcher

I downloaded an Appimage and I have it in ~/.local/bin/the_app.appimage. Of course, I can run the app from the terminal with .local/bin/the_app.appimage, but I want to create a launcher for this, i.e. ...
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Rofi leaves unresponsive terminals after run-shell-command | `Q` or `Ctrl-C` don't work

I'm trying to switch from using dmenu to rofi on my system, on which I use i3wm. I have the following keybinding: bindsym $mod+Ctrl+d exec --no-startup-id rofi -combi-modi window#drun#run -show combi -...
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In Fedora how to launch a webapp from the terminal?

I have installed a webapp (Copilot) using edge in Fedora. I would like to launch the app using a shortcut but I cannot find the command to launch it. I imagine it should be a command launching the ...
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An app I thought I deleted starts on login and creates a folder in my home directory, how to stop this?

Update: Solved! See the bottom for what I did. To use a university's VPN, I tried to install the official GlobalProtect client for linux (I'm using Fedora, so I followed the Red Hat instructions). It ...
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downloaded application doesn't launch in Debian 12

I had tried to install package from developers' site/ root@debian:/home/lm/Downloads/telegram# dir Telegram tsetup.4.8.9.tar.xz root@debian:/home/lm/Downloads/telegram# tar -xvf tsetup.4.8.9.tar.xz ...
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How to make the 'find' command in Pop OS launcher to search through the files in a disk partition?

I have a disk partition by the name 'other_jazz' at the location /media/sam/other_jazz. The find command in the Pop OS launcher doesn't search through the files inside the 'other_jazz' partition. I've ...
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How can I Start 2 sh Scripts at the same time with this Launcher on Kali Linux?

[Desktop Entry] - Version=1.0 - Type=Application- Terminal=true - Icon=/home/Kali/Desktop/studio.png- Exec=sh /home/Kali/Desktop/scripts/name.sh - Name=/name.sh -
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start terminal based apps from launcher

I'm trying to launch neovim from my app launcher (which is wofi), but the thing is when I click on it's icon, nothing happens, I'm on archlinux with Sway as window manager. How can I get those apps to ...
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Help creating desktop launcher using terminal command

I'm using MX Linux 21 (Debian 11 based OS), I could run this command from terminal, but when I created a launcher with terminal=true, it didn't work, what I'm missing? The command is echo '2-2:1.0' | ...
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How to Extract Icons from Executable File in Linux

I'm not talking about a Windows EXE. I mean an actual Linux executable file. At first, I've been wondering whether Linux executables even have embedded icons, and it seems as though they do, because ...
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How to launch application with rofi using i3wm's exec?

I had this issue and now I know how to solve it. I need to launch applications with i3wm's exec command. ButI use rofi as launchmenu and I have no idea how to make it lauch applications with i3wm's ...
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How do I set a shell script as a default application

I am using Manjaro linux with i3wm. I want a shell script (which takes the file path as argument) to be the default application for opening .ppt files. I have added the script to path, but it does not ...
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For Debian-based OSs, where are the launcher shortcuts configured?

I spent time installing Signal through the command line yesterday. I run Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon. Without realizing I needed to log out and back in to get Signal to show a shortcut in the start ...
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How to create a desktop icon for an application on RHEL 8?

I copied an existing and working .desktop file for an application that can be launched from Applications → Favorites into ~/Desktop but the file is displayed on and opened from the desktop as text ...
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Create .desktop file that asks for command line options before running script

I have a script that I run from time to time which takes command line options. I wish to create a .desktop file that I can run without having to open a terminal first, navigate to the folder where the ...
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Is there a way to prevent an empty tab from showing up when using the --tab switch in a launcher for xfce4-terminal?

Basically, I'd like to use a launcher to open a new tab with a program running in it when I already have a terminal open (obviously). To do this I use xfce4-terminal --tab --drop-down -x You'll ...
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My desktop entry seem to have cached some old entries for some fields

I am writing a desktop entry for an application that doesn't come with one (let's say application A). As usual, I just copy a desktop entry that exists already (let's say the desktop entry of ...
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Can it be assigned a different icon to each of the Whisker-menu "Search Actions"?

Whisker Menu launcher has a great feature called "Search Actions" that can show and run any command as if it were a launcher (without the need to create such a launcher). Any file or folder ...
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How do I update the panel launcher icon?

I have a .desktop file in a launcher on the panel. I want to be able to update the icon used for it from a script. I run Zorin OS 15.3 education lite (sorry about the Zorin specific terms) My panel ...
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ROS Camera Calibration GStreamer Error

I have a VM with ROS Noetic installed and I want to run a camera calibration on my USB Webcam. I followed the following guide and for the launcher, I put the following code: <launch> <!-- ...
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Launcher sshfs mount disappears after terminal is closed

I want to make a launcher in my MATE desktop that executes script for sshfs mount: #!/bin/bash sshfs login@server:/ /media/user/MOUNT_FOLDER/ This script is called by my launcher: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-...
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xfce - Show text along launcher icon in xfce panel

I created a custom launcher file to launch a program and show progress percentage using notify-send. But I want to show that percentage along my launcher icon. One way I can do this is by creating ...
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xdg-scheme-handler doesn't open script with same terminal that launching it from a desktop menu does

I'm trying to set a x-scheme-handler URI for my python application. This application is launched via a shell script in /usr/bin. I've had a desktop file for a while, and it's worked fine, opening the ...
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Bash Script for ExpressVPN

I am currently struggling to run a custom expressVPN script that will run several commands one after the other when I click on the launcher (that links to the script) I have so far managed to get ...
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Is there a way I can drag and drop files to applications in the dock using Gnome desktop environment?

I am using the Gnome desktop environment and I see that it is lacking a lot of features that I think are not so hard to implement. One of these features is the ability to drag and drop files to ...
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Tor Launcher Command Analysis

I'm very beginner interested in scripting and right now I'm just curious what executes every part of the following command (from Tor launcher) sh -c '"/home/user/tor-browser_en-US/Browser/start-...
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How do I create a desktop shortcut for nnn file manager on Linux Mint 19.3

If I create an application launcher with the following command: mate-terminal -e /usr/local/bin/nnn a terminal opens and runs nnn. However, nnn doesn't have a configuration file and settings such as ...
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How to add a launcher that opens all files with a specific extension in XFce?

If I type geany ~/scripts/*.sh in a terminal, it opens up Geany with all of those shell files ready to edit. If I add this same line to a custom launcher, it opens a file called "*.sh" instead. How ...
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tint2: add "systemmenu" to panel

I am trying to customize tint2 panel using the tint2 settings (panel configurator). This is how it looks at the moment: I can add application icons to the launcher, etc. But I cannot find how to add "...
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GUI program runs from terminal but not from program launcher

I have a nice GUI program which runs fine if I start it from terminal but does not start at all if I run it from a non-terminal program launcher like dmenu or gmrun. Everytime I do so, nothing ...
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Launch an application by a double click

I installed code blocks from binary to /opt/cb I wonder how to create a link which I can click and launch the application. I can launch it by $ /opt/cb/bin/codeblocks However, the file /opt/cb/...
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when clicking open folder the system launches VSCode

Hi everybody I want to start to say thank you for your time! I have a problem and don't really know what to do to solve the problem. When i download something and I click on the arrow in Firefox to ...
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How to reassign keyboard shortcut for Plasma Search

In KDE I set Alt-Space as the shortcut for switching input languages, but this shortcut also invokes Plasma Search. I couldn't find how to control keyboard shortcuts for Plasma Search (looked in the ...
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All menu & panel applications are missing in Mint 18.3 Cinnamon after adding a launcher

My 18.3 Cinnamon install ran flawlessly for two years until now. I'm running it on i7-7700 with 32GB of RAM. I have an application, Ultimaker_Cura_4.1.appimage, that sits on my desktop and runs fine, ...
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How to create a launcher in XFce4 that does not open items twice?

I have a custom launcher that opens a command such as: leafpad ~/file1.txt That opens a specific file that I must work on quite often. Is it possible to adjust the command so that it is aware if ...
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Launching applications from application launcher with "TZ=UTC" prefixed stopped working

I had a launcher for firefox with command TZ=UTC firefox. Suddenly it stopped working, I think after I did pacman -Syu (I only clicked again much later so it could be something else). I am using arch ...
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Configuration of search shortcut from Application launcher KDE

Here is my configuration: OS: Fedora release 30 (Thirty) x86_64 Host: Latitude 5580 Kernel: 5.1.7-300.fc30.x86_64 Uptime: 1 hour, 58 mins Shell: zsh 5.7.1 Resolution: 1920x1080 DE: KDE WM: ...
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Use meta/super/windows/whatever key to open KDE Plasma's application launcher (KDE Plasma + i3)

I have a setup with KDE Plasma and i3 that I've been absolutely loving, except for the fact that the windows key no longer works to open Plasma's application launcher like it does with Kwin. I did ...
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How to remove orphan launcher in Whisker Menu?

I'm using Linux Mint 18.3 (Xfce 4.12) and have a launcher that seemingly can't be removed (any way I can think of; highlighted in the image below): After updating a VPN client, there are two entries. ...
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How to debug an XFCE launcher which fails to launch its app?

I have a command for one of my launchers: discord That's all. When launch from the terminal, it runs fine, Discord starts as intended. When I click the launcher, nothing happens. I see a small ...
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.desktop launcher of $VISUAL failing

I have built a little launcher editor in a desktop file called "createlauncher.desktop" that opens up a second, read-only desktop launcher file called "SHORTCUT.desktop" in a text editor where a PATH ...
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Difference between >/dev/null 2>&1 & and </dev/null &>/dev/null &

I've been using the following to launch programs from terminals: program_name >/dev/null 2>&1 & But recently I came across this webpage where the following method was recommended: ...
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lightdm config damaged

I accidentally erased the plymouth package which removed many more packages. The system would still boot but the console hung. I added the packages lightdm and lightdm-gtk-greeter, and now I do get a ...
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Xampp launcher does not open window

I am creating Xampp desktop launcher on my Linux Mint 19 and I have very interesting problem. When I run this from terminal: pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY /opt/lampp/manager-...
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Add icons/menu items for applications in XFCE

I am running Debian (Stretch) with XFCE and many applications do not appear in the menu (in my case Whisker Menu). As an example, I often run remote sessions using VNC and at the moment I can only ...
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How to start the LXQT launcher (lxqt-runner) with just the Super key?

Posted in order to give the answer (QnA). I have installed Lxqt desktop on top of Kubuntu 18.04. That means I can still use the krunner launcher of KDE/Plasma if I chose to, but Lxqt has its own ...
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How to keep KDE Plasma Launcher Icon visible when running?

Scenario Using KDE Plasma 5 default launcher, when I add an application to the launcher it's icon will be present in the panel as expected. When I click the icon the application will launch as ...
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Matlab application command alias creation error in Ubuntu 18.04

I had installed MATLAB 2017b in my Ubuntu 18.04 PC and am able to execute it as : sudo /usr/local/MATLAB/R2017b/bin/matlab -desktop I intend to install another version sometime in the future as well....
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How can I get a .desktop launcher to use an environment variable?

This is for the program git-cola, although I think the question is more general. It is also using LM Cinnamon 18. The environment variable I want to set is SCALE_GIT_COLA=2 so that the program looks ...
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How to create a shortcut in xfce for "Run Program ..."

OS: Linux Mint 18.2 sonya DE: XFCE By clicking the menu-button in the panel, there exists the option Run Program .... I want to create a shortcut in Menu/Settings/Settings-Manager/Keyboard/...
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