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On Thu, 5 Apr 2018 22:37:49 +0100
Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 5 April 2018 at 22:06, rikona <rikona at sonic.net> wrote:
> > ...  
> >> Is this 16.04 running Unity?  
> >
> > Yes, but I do have KDE pgms and other pgms that I run.  
> 
> I was wondering whether it was a kde thing. Yes, most likely the
> .desktop files have not got the Unity stuff there.

What kind of unity stuff do they need to have? I'd be happy to add
something if it would make these work correctly - just tell me what's
missing. I have about a gazillion desktop files, but I did sample
several of them located in a few different places. The Konqueror
desktop file seems to have the same kind of things that all the other
desktop files have in them. It does have an icon line naming the
konqueror icon. This line seems to be in all the desktop files and
gives the name of the icon that should be used. At first glance it
doesn't seem as though there's anything missing...

What I did notice, however, is that several KDE programs have their
desktop files in a "KDE" subdirectory so that the KDE desktop files are
not exactly in the same directory as all the other desktop files. Could
it be that unity does not look in this KDE subdirectory and thus can't
find the correct desktop file? If so, might it be that copying the
desktop files in the subdirectory into the main directory might make
them work? I'm rather hesitant to move around system-level files and
thus did not try this out so far, but if you think it would be a safe
experiment I'll try it.