gnome desktop icons appear as desktop text files
I noticed that 3 of my Desktop icons disappeared using Gnome.
When I right clicked on the applications selecting "add this launcher to desktop" option I get Desktop icons ending in *.desktop. Instead of running the application when double clicked the file is opened in a text editor.
I'm using Fedora 5 by the way.
When I click on the Computer icon all of the icons end in *.desktop and I get nautilus error message can't open file.
I believe it has to do with file association or MIME types.
If I right click and get option to "open with other application"
which one do I choose?
Any help would be appreciated.