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#1 2018-09-08 13:53:10

kebab-vendor
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Registered: 2018-09-08
Posts: 2

Trouble adding applications to application finder

I'm running Debian 9 with xfce 4.12. I want to add a program to xfce-appfinder so I can search it in the application finder and run it like that. So I've added the following pycharm.desktop file to /usr/share/applications:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=pycharm
Exec=/opt/pycharm/bin/pycharm
Icon=/opt/pycharm/bin/pycharm.png
Type=Application
Categories=Development;

But even after restarting my computer, "pycharm" won't come up in the application finder. However, if I click the drop-down next to the search bar, i can navigate to pycharm and run it like that.

How do I get "pycharm" to show up in the search bar of the application finder?

Last edited by kebab-vendor (2018-09-08 13:53:59)

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#2 2018-09-08 14:12:24

ToZ
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From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 4,828

Re: Trouble adding applications to application finder

Hello and welcome.

In the newer version of xfce4-appfinder (the GTK3-migrated version), the search seems to work fine. However, for the older one shipped with 4.12 it doesn't. So it appears that the issue has been fixed somewhere along the line. (Possibly this commit and included in 4.13.0).

As a workaround, try searching for the program by full path: "/opt/pyc...." - it should find it.

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#3 2018-09-09 01:42:11

kebab-vendor
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Registered: 2018-09-08
Posts: 2

Re: Trouble adding applications to application finder

Thanks ToZ!

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