.DESKTOP File Extension
File TypeDesktop Entry File
File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.
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.
An example program that uses DESKTOP files is the GIMP cross-platform image editor.