Unable to launch applications from Nautilus by visiting /usr/share/applications and clicking on icon of application

Bug #1819375 reported by Norbert on 2019-03-10
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install Ubuntu 19.04
2. Open Nautilus
3. Navigate to /usr/share/applications
4. Try to click on some application icon to launch it

Expected results:
1. Application icons are shown
2. User can launch application by clicking on its icon

Actual results:
1. Application icons are not shown
2. The *.desktop file is opened in Gedit instead of launching.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.04
Package: nautilus 1:3.31.90-1ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.19.0-13.14-generic 4.19.20
Uname: Linux 4.19.0-13-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu23
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity:Unity7:ubuntu
Date: Sun Mar 10 23:22:33 2019

SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, that's an upstream decision of removing support for .desktop launchers, see https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/nautilus/issues/184

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Opinion
Norbert (nrbrtx) on 2019-04-21
tags: added: eoan
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