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Old 11-09-2017, 02:35 AM   #1
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Permanent modification to desktop shortcut [debian]


I edit /usr/share/applications/chromium.desktop and modify one line as Exec=/usr/bin/chromium %U --force-device-scale-factor=1.5 to use it more comfortably with my high dpi screen.

However this file reverts to its original state from time to time. I don't know its reason, maybe it happens when Chromium is updated.

How can I make this change permanent? Can I use a custom desktop shortcut as default chromium launcher? How?

I use debian 9 stable with Dash to Dock extension of Gnome.
 
Old 11-09-2017, 04:51 AM   #2
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How can I make this change permanent? Can I use a custom desktop shortcut as default chromium launcher? How?
Permissions, perhaps?
Code:
chown root <your-desktop-icon>
 
Old 11-17-2017, 03:31 AM   #3
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I prefer to make a custom shortcut instead of changing permissions.
 
Old 11-18-2017, 03:40 AM   #4
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^ this.

1. copy it over from /usr/share/applications to ~/.local/share/applications
2. make your mods

if you don't change its name i think it will just override the one in /usr/share/applications - if not, rename it and use it instead.
 
  


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