Re: Editing firefox.desktop

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Author: Michael Butash via PLUG-discuss
To: Main PLUG discussion list
CC: Michael Butash
Subject: Re: Editing firefox.desktop
Agreed customizations to firefox launchers will break with every update. I
run into this with arch and firefox that I add a custom command to add a
menu for starting with profile chooser, and have to add the file back every
time I update annoyingly.


On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 4:56 PM Matt Graham via PLUG-discuss <
> wrote:

> On 2020-12-23 16:39, Steve B via PLUG-discuss wrote:
> > Is it possible to edit the firefox.desktop file such that I can
> > invoke "firejail --apparmor firefox -no-remote" as the default manner
> > in which the application starts? If so can someone point me to a guide
> > or provide me with an example? I'm having some difficulty finding a
> > resource through Google.
> KDE: right-click on the application menu, "Edit Applications",
> Internet->Mozilla Firefox, edit the Command: entry so that it executes
> what you want instead of the default "firefox %u" command.
> Everything: Just find whatever .desktop file is being used by your
> desktop environment with "locate \*desktop | grep firefox" (there may be
> a few of them.) Then edit the Exec= line so that it invokes the command
> line you want instead of the default "firefox %u". This will almost
> certainly break every time firefox gets updated though.
> Alternatively, copy the default .desktop file to wherever your Desktop
> directory is, then edit that, and always launch your firefox from that
> icon/whatever instead of the system menu. That will get rid of the
> "menu entry goes back to default after update" problem.
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