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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0007123||Kali Linux||[All Projects] General Bug||public||2021-03-30 03:09||2021-03-30 03:09|
|Reporter||Erika carpenter||Assigned To|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0007123: application.desktop files no longer function|
|Description||Evidently 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 Reproduce||Occurred with update.|
|Additional Information||The exactly identical application.desktop files functioned under Kali 2020.4 and continue to function in Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS.|
||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.|