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Enhancements to the desktop entry #6099

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- Add the argument %f to the Exec key so that a notebook file can be directly opened from the file manager by right-click → Open With Jupyter Notebook, or by double-clicking (
- Add the Keyword key so that the Jupyter Notebook application can be searched with a keyword "python", e.g. from GNOME Shell (look for the Keywords key in the table
- Add a semicolon ";" to the end of the strings in the Categories key (look at the examples here
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Hi @Amr-Ibra - thank you for the pull request. Since this desktop entry was added a few months ago via #6010 and I don't have any experience with it, I'd like to ask @befeleme to take a look at these changes to ensure they are ok.

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A quick and easy way to test the changes is to place the jupyter-notebook.desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications:

  • Type python in the overview in GNOME Shell, and you'll see Jupyter Notebook in the results
  • Launch a notebook file by right-clicking on the file → Open with Jupyter Notebook

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befeleme commented Aug 2, 2021

I've tested the proposed changes, all looks nice. Thumbs up for merging from me.

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LGTM (and based on feedback from those working with these feels).

@kevin-bates kevin-bates merged commit 903f2d3 into jupyter:master Aug 2, 2021
@Amr-Ibra Amr-Ibra deleted the patch-1 branch August 3, 2021 14:33
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