[maemo-developers] Can .desktop files live under /home/user?

From: Danny Milosavljevic danny_milo at yahoo.com
Date: Sat May 5 13:23:22 EEST 2007

On Sat, 07 Apr 2007 16:23:10 -0500, David Hagood wrote:
> I'd like to create a couple of ".desktop" files describing applications
> (so that I can add them to the simple launcher applet), but I'd really
> rather they live under /home/user/<mumble> rather than /usr/share.
> Is there a directory under /home/user the system searches for
> applications?


>$XDG_DATA_HOME defines the base directory relative to which user specific data files should be stored. If $XDG_DATA_HOME is either not set or empty, a default equal to $HOME/.local/share should be used.

So try put it into "~/.local/share/applications/".

I say "ideally" only because I didn't try it out yet :-)


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