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.DESKTOP File Extension

File TypeDesktop Entry File

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CategoryMisc Files

What is a DESKTOP file?

Data file that provides information about an item in a program's menu; specifies details such as the name, icon file, command to run, etc; used in Unix-based operating systems such as CentOS, Ubuntu, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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An example program that uses DESKTOP files is the GIMP cross-platform image editor.

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Programs that open DESKTOP files

Referenced by various programs
Updated 2/20/2008

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