[arch-general] Mysterious userapp .desktop files

Patrick Burroughs (Celti) celti at celti.name
Thu Mar 17 17:03:49 UTC 2016

On Wed, 16 Mar 2016 22:08:46 -0700
Kyle Terrien <kyleterrien at gmail.com> wrote:

> So, somehow my default web browser got changed from SeaMonkey back to
> Firefox.  (Bleh!)
> [...]
> In ~/.local/share/applications/ (where user-customized .desktop files
> go), there were several files in the format
> userapp-<appname>-<short_hash>.desktop.
> userapp-Firefox-FIK3WX.desktop
> userapp-Pale Moon-1HNY8X.desktop
> userapp-SeaMonkey-YV09AY.desktop
> userapp-Thunderbird-PIZCZW.desktop

If I'm not mistaken, those files and their associated mimeinfo entries
are created every time you set Firefox/SeaMonkey/PaleMoon as you
default browser, as the mechanism of such.

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