determining which .desktop file is used

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Fri Nov 26 09:36:04 GMT 2004

On Thursday 25 November 2004 23:53, Chris Gow wrote:
> Hi:
> From what I understand, kde looks in a number of places for desktop files.
> Is there a tool or some other way to determine what .desktop was actually
> used? I have an application in my applications menu and I am trying to
> figure out where it is getting its name from.

You can detemine the directory list using kde-config

kde-config --path apps
for old KDE style menu entries

kde-config --path xdgdata-apps
for new style menu entries

Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at>
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