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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0007123Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2021-03-30 03:09
ReporterErika carpenter Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version2021.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0007123: application.desktop files no longer function
DescriptionEvidently the Kali 2020.1 update had broken application.desktop functionality.

When marked as executable the designated Icon does not appear.
Double clicking opens the application.desktop file in the text editor.

Through extensive fiddling the Icon and launch functionality appeared a few times. Click on the application.desktop
Icon and it works but immediately the Icon and functionality are lost.
Steps To ReproduceOccurred with update.
Additional InformationThe exactly identical application.desktop files functioned under Kali 2020.4 and continue to function in Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS.



2021-03-27 21:43

manager   ~0014406

I have my own slack and alacritty desktop files (in my ~/.local/share/applications ) and they show up in the menus and I'm able to launch the applications just fine. If I run "xdg-open ~/.local/share/applications/slack.desktop it opens it in a text editor because, well it's considered a text file. This is also changed in newer Ubuntu. You could try something like "gio set application.desktop metadata::trusted true" - this may allow you to launch them again. (I do not know if this is gnome specific, or if it also works in xfce, just what i found when i searched for it being broken.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-03-30 03:09 Erika carpenter New Issue
2021-03-30 03:09 Erika carpenter Issue generated from: 0007119