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Quick Tip: Untrusted application launcher

19 October 2009 2 Comments

If you copy your shortcuts from one system to another and you don’t preserve the right attributes on this files then is possible to get a warning everytime when you run a application from your desktop or your menus.

Untrusted application launcher

This shortcut should be a *.desktop file and it should have your rights on it or it should have minimum read and execute for group or others.

to fix that just run

sudo chmod ugo+rx *.desktop

That means you give rx rights (read and execute) to ugo (user, group and other).
So now, you also learned how to set the proper file rights 🙂

I know you can also use mark as trusted button, but is very useful when you have more than 40 shortcuts on your desktop.

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  • Fajer said:

    unfortunately this does not seem to work when the /home is on the ntfs partition (mounted with proper uid= and gid=)


  • سعید said:

    It’s work. Thank you.

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