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Hello everyone,

I am having a problem with a seemingly simple task in Lubuntu 13.04. I have a few desktop shortcuts, like firefox and banshee. I am trying to rename them but I'm not having any luck. I tried to right click then click rename but whatever I put there isn't applied to the icon.

Is there another way to accomplish this that I don't know about?

Thanks!
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It is (probably) a .desktop file. Open it in a text editor like leafpad or gedit. You could open it in the terminal using nano too.

The file should look like this:
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=Foo Viewer
Comment=The best viewer for Foo objects available!
TryExec=fooview
Exec=fooview %F
Icon=fooview
MimeType=image/x-foo;
Actions=Gallery;Create;

Change the 'application' in the "Name=Application" part to the name you want.
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That worked perfectly, thanks!
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