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maya95
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Most System Tools on desktop will not launch.

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Except Caja & Mate Terminal. All other Dietpi apps, Htop, Midnight commander & Vifm won't launch. Are they just for references?

You have to run them at the console or Mate Terminal only?

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Joulinar
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Re: Most System Tools on desktop will not launch.

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no that's not how it should be. Usually the apps should start while clicking on them. Probably a challenge an the short cuts. Let me check with the developer
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Re: Most System Tools on desktop will not launch.

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Basically the default MATE terminal emulator is not compatible the these "start in console" flag of desktop/menu shortcuts :(. From now on xterm will be installed together with MATE to replace the default terminal emulator. It seems like a bug in the package or upstream, so we'll report this to Debian, since xterm is quite ugly compared to mate-terminal :).

Hence the following will make the shortcuts work:

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apt install xterm
maya95
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Re: Most System Tools on desktop will not launch.

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Looks like it's fixed after I upgraded to 7.1

Xterm is installed automatically in MATE and each individual menu entry can be launched now.

But yeah, Xterm is ugly! I'll stick with Mate Terminal.
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Re: Most System Tools on desktop will not launch.

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Basically manually adjusting the shortcuts and switching to MATE terminal would be possible as well
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Re: Most System Tools on desktop will not launch.

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Joulinar wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:31 pm Basically manually adjusting the shortcuts and switching to MATE terminal would be possible as well
Don't know how. Right click the menu entry and don't see how to change shortcuts.
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Re: Most System Tools on desktop will not launch.

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you would need to adjust the desktop shortcut directly using nano editor.

Basically it's about to hash a value and to adjust the Exec by adding mate-terminal -x.

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#Terminal=true
Exec=mate-terminal -x /boot/dietpi/dietpi-config
Location of shortcuts is /usr/share/applications/

At least for me this was working this way on my test. Maybe you can try it out and adjust one shortcut first before going to all of them :)
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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