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    Default .desktop file will not launch, Leap/ Gnome 3.16.2

    The .desktop I created will not launch conky. Do I need to change the command?

    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Conky
    Comment=X System Monitor
    Version=Current
    Icon=/home/sophie/.icons/conky.png
    Exec=/usr/bin/conky
    Type=Application
    Terminal=false
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Categories=Applications;System Tools;

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    Default Re: .desktop file will not launch, Leap/ Gnome 3.16.2

    For starters,
    Whenever you progress to creating some way of invoking the app, you first need to verify the app launches...

    So, from a normal (non-root) console, run the conky command and see if it functions as expected
    Code:
    /usr/bin/conky
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    Default Re: .desktop file will not launch, Leap/ Gnome 3.16.2

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    For starters,
    Whenever you progress to creating some way of invoking the app, you first need to verify the app launches...

    So, from a normal (non-root) console, run the conky command and see if it functions as expected
    Code:
    /usr/bin/conky
    TSU
    Yes, it works; however conky is usually run from the terminal with "conky &"; otherwise you have to keep a terminal open. This was also the case in older versions of Ubuntu. In current versions you can just create a launcher for it and call it directly without the "&". There must be a way to run conky without the terminal.
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