Command line launch vs .desktop launch

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Thu May 3 10:22:37 BST 2007

Hi Sorin,

On Donnerstag, 3. Mai 2007 +0100, Sorin Schwimmer wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have some Python+Tkinter programs for which I
> created nice .desktop files. If I start a konsole and
> type something like
> python
> I see an immediate response.
> If I click on the icon, which has an
> /path/python /path/
> it will start with a certain delay, and afterward the
> icon keeps jumping for many seconds.

Hmm, not sure what is causing the delay.

Did you create the .desktop file through the desktop's context menu (right 
click -> new -> link to program)?

If you did, there is a button for advanced settings, one of them is startup 
notification (bounding cursor) and can be deactivated.

Or of you want to edit the .desktop file, the key is


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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