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#1 2024-07-08 16:11:58

From: West Walton
Registered: 2024-07-08
Posts: 1

How to allow my own executable to run from Thunar/Desktop shortcut

OK so early days for me getting to grips with XFCE desktop but impressed with it's speed and design so far.

I have come across an issue which I assume is security/trust related but can't find anything obvious as to where I should be looking to fix it so hope you good people can point me in the right direction.

I have Ubuntu 24.04 running with Qt671 setup (built from source) so I can build my own Qt plugin modules in QT Creator.

I have the QtCreator executable in my home directory


I am remotely logging in via Windows RDP and all looks good with the core setup.

I can open the xfce terminal and navigate to 

cd  /home/chrisdev/myQtCreator13/bin/

and then run ./qtcreator which launches the program.

However if I try to create a desktop launcher with the action of 


it fails to launch. I also can't execute it from the Thunar file manager by right clicking on the qtcreator executable and choosing execute.

I can however navigate to


and RHM click and choose execute successfully.

Any suggestions how to track the issue down please?


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