Last Comment Bug 371734 - include desktop entry file
: include desktop entry file
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 296568
Product: Thunderbird
Classification: Client Software
Component: General (show other bugs)
: unspecified
: x86 Linux
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Assigned To: Scott MacGregor
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Reported: 2007-02-26 05:58 PST by Danny Milosavljevic
Modified: 2013-08-12 21:30 PDT (History)
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Example desktop file for Thunderbird (1.11 KB, text/plain)
2007-11-16 06:26 PST, Matěj Cepl
no flags Details

Description User image Danny Milosavljevic 2007-02-26 05:58:32 PST
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070118 Red Hat/ Firefox/ pango-text
Build Identifier: version (20061206)

You might want to include a file "thunderbird.desktop" like this:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Thunderbird Email
Comment=Lightweight Mozilla-based mail client
Exec=thunderbird %f
(install it to "/usr/share/applications/")

details see

This enables better desktop integration. 

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 User image Danny Milosavljevic 2007-02-26 06:14:32 PST
or into "${XDG_DATA_HOME}/applications/", in the user's home.

Comment 2 User image Magnus Melin 2007-02-26 11:40:17 PST
Builds from do not include any linux installer...
Comment 3 User image Danny Milosavljevic 2007-02-28 01:59:20 PST
thunderbird could copy it into "${XDG_DATA_HOME}/applications/" on first launch... (not sure if that would help, though) 
Comment 4 User image Matěj Cepl 2007-11-16 06:26:41 PST
Created attachment 288996 [details]
Example desktop file for Thunderbird

This file is currently from Ubuntu
but will be in Fedora as well (
Comment 6 User image Dwayne Bailey 2008-06-18 02:45:02 PDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 296568 ***
Comment 7 User image Filipus Klutiero 2013-08-12 21:30:51 PDT
#296568 is about Firefox. This one is about Thunderbird.

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