Start menu entry for application from flatpak and snap is missing.
So there is no entry so I could start the application.
But I can start the application via the command line.
flatpak run com.borgbase.Vorta
Then also the following lines appearing:
Note that the directories
are not in the search path set by the XDG_DATA_DIRS environment variable, so
applications installed by Flatpak may not appear on your desktop until the
session is restarted.
I normally don’t change anything without any reason and I can’t remember that I changed anything regarding that. So how could that happenend? And how can I solve that?
The problem persists since a while so restarting etc. does not help.
I have exactly the same issue. Any progress on this topic?
For the Flatpak package user must add an application launcher
Add Entry to Application Launcher | Vorta for BorgBackup
But if the AUR package is installed the PKGBUILD will create a Launcher
AUR (en) - vorta
So a Flatpak user can copy this to create an application Launcher
vorta/com.borgbase.Vorta.desktop at master · borgbase/vorta · GitHub
Thanks for your reply :).
Ok… but I remember the first time I installed it a while ago that was not necessary, so that happened out of the box.
Good news. I believe I found the source of the problem. The default shell!
I reinstalled manjaro some months ago and decided to try the
The desktop entry is some new wording and so I searched again.
I found similar entries askubuntu .com/questions/1013391/launchers-of-snaps-and-flatpak-applications-not-visible with also some pretty old entries…
As I don’t like manipulating some configs and stuff like that… I prefer official recommendations and how it should be (if possible) and not crude hacks that might lead to more problems in the future.
So i decided to simply switch back to the
bash shell. And that solved the problem!!
So i entered
entered my password and the new shell path
chsh -s command didn’t work (“shell not changed”) and wasn’t necessary.
I logged out and in and behold! Spotify (snap) and Vorta (flatpak) can be started from start menu right away!
Of course that is not a pretty satisfying solution for everyone who wants to stay with
fish. But maybe someone finds also a solution for that (and post it here!). Probably it will be some hacky solution so I am not interested ^^.
Sorry I am not allowed to post links -.-
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