Tag Archives: .desktop

Run an application with a specific GTK2 theme

I want to run an application with a GTK2 theme that is different from the global one. Searching the Arch Linux wiki, pointed me to their solution.

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Local .desktop files

In XFCE, whenever I needed to customize some menu entry, I would just go to /usr/share/applications/ and edit the corresponding .desktop file. This applies the changes globally and whenever the program is updated the modified .desktop file will be overwritten.

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Hiding unwanted .desktop entries from the menu

Problem: There are a few desktop entries that I do not want to be shown in the menu. Solution: I used to just delete them from /usr/share/applications, but apparently there was a smarter way. Just open the .desktop file, e.g. … Continue reading

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