[arch-general] Mysterious userapp .desktop files
kyleterrien at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 05:08:46 UTC 2016
So, somehow my default web browser got changed from SeaMonkey back to
I ended up cleaning up after xdg-open in the process of correcting my
default web browser.
In ~/.local/share/applications/ (where user-customized .desktop files
go), there were several files in the format
(Wow! I have gone through a lot of web browsers lately.)
I remember creating a few .desktop files in this directory, but I don't
remember creating any userapp-* files. The contents of
Comment=Custom definition for Firefox
This is weird. There is only an English comment (the default has many
languages), and this one has set NoDisplay.
I deleted all my custom .desktop files. I have no use for them anymore.
And back to the problem of default web browsers. These userapp .desktop
files got into mimeapps.list (now located in ~/.config/). I suppose the
short hash for SeaMonkey changed, causing mimeapps.list to fallback to
the next web browser listed in mimeapps.list. I had to weed all the
userapp garbage out and replace them with the system-wide .desktop file
What daemon creates these mysterious userapp .desktop files? I don't
want this daemon creating this junk on my system.
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