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FS#47984 - [netbeans] changes into netbeans.desktop

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Marzio (maofree) - Monday, 01 February 2016, 14:09 GMT
Last edited by Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto) - Sunday, 21 February 2016, 21:36 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



netbeans.desktop should have some changes inside its text

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=IDE for Java, HTML5, PHP, Groovy, C and C++
Exec=netbeans %f
StartupWMClass=NetBeans IDE 8.1

so it is necessary to change:
StartupNotify=false ==>> true
Categories=Application;Development; ==>> Categories=Development;WebDevelopment;IDE;
Exec=netbeans ==>> Exec=netbeans %f

look this site

without %f on gnome3 will not appears into the application list pushing on the right click
I have reported the same issue for this app


This task depends upon

Closed by  Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto)
Sunday, 21 February 2016, 21:36 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto) - Wednesday, 03 February 2016, 22:04 GMT
Thanks for reporting, will update the .desktop file.
Comment by Alexander F. Rødseth (xyproto) - Saturday, 20 February 2016, 20:55 GMT
Making all the changes, except the one for Categories. Some projects are moving away from .desktop file categories (, and I consider them less important. Does your menu look visibly better when using Development;WebDevelopment;IDE; instead of Application;Development;?