Desktop icons

  1. Desktop Icons
  2. References
  3. Linking to desktop


Ubuntu 18.04 Application and Favourite Icon Location

Ubuntu 18.04 Application Icons are stored in "/usr/share/applications/[app].desktop"
They are accessed with the Show Application icons Image in the bottom lefthand cornsr of the desktop screen.

The applications that are flagged as Favourites are stored in the dconf database file, ~/.config/dconf/user

Desktop Icons

Ubuntu 18.04 traditional Desktop Icons are stored in ~/.local/share/applications


Manipulating the dconf database

This artice give examples on how to use the gsetings commnad.

The key you want is favorite-apps, the schema ID is
Now to list your favorite apps you can simply run




Github - desktop-file-utils:

Desktop Entry Specification:



Glenn Lyons VK4PK
Ver:gnl15092018 - pre published v0.9