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#1 2021-07-23 09:47:54

einpoklum
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My chimaera install issues #11: Everything is a plain text document?

(This is part of a series of posts following my installation of Devuan Chimaera; for more information see the first post).

I use Cinnamon. After logging on (for the first and every other time), I find 4 files on my desktop: computer.desktop, network.desktop, trash-can.desktop and user-home.desktop. They have the icon of a text file, and their label includes their suffix. Instead, I expect to see: "Computer", "Network", "Trash Can", "Home", with the proper icons, and no ".desktop" extension.

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#2 2021-07-23 11:29:38

fsmithred
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Re: My chimaera install issues #11: Everything is a plain text document?

I got no icons on the desktop in my cinnamon install. If I go into preferences and set the desktop to show those items, their names show correctly.

Look inside those text files to see what's there. If they are actual .desktop files, they should look similar to the files in /usr/share/applications. Are they functional when you click on them?

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#3 2021-07-23 12:19:12

einpoklum
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Re: My chimaera install issues #11: Everything is a plain text document?

Here's what's inside, for example computer.desktop:

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=pcmanfm-qt computer:///
Icon=computer
Name=Computer

When I launch it, I'm warned of an untrusted launcher. If I make it trusted, I now see the icon and the suffix is gone.

I wonder if this is some remnant from when I first logged into LXQt.

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#4 2021-10-15 06:48:28

jnr2820
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Re: My chimaera install issues #11: Everything is a plain text document?

They probably are left over ".desktop" files from LXQt like you suggested, as "pcmanfm-qt" is the default file manager for LXQt. Cinnamon has something else. Is it still "Nemo"?

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#5 2021-10-15 06:58:31

einpoklum
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Re: My chimaera install issues #11: Everything is a plain text document?

jnr2820 wrote:

Cinnamon has something else. Is it still "Nemo"?

Yes, it's Nemo 4.8.6.

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