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Re: resending... desktop files not working for recent ubuntu?

From: Alexis
Subject: Re: resending... desktop files not working for recent ubuntu?
Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 15:21:42 +1000
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.17; emacs 24.5.3

Rustom Mody <> writes:

Apologies for second copy 1st doesnt seem to have appeared

--------------------------------------------- I have this emacs.desktop file put in ~/.local/share/applications

--------------- [Desktop Entry] Name=EmacsClient GenericName=Text Editor Comment=Edit text MimeType=text/english;text/plain;text/x-makefile;text/x-c++hdr;text/x-c++src;text/x-chdr;text/x-csrc;text/x-java;text/x-moc;text/x-pascal;text/x-tcl;text/x-tex;application/x-shellscript;text/x-c;text/x-c++;

Exec=emacsclient -n -a emacs %F Icon=python Type=Application Terminal=false Categories=Development;TextEditor; StartupWMClass=Emacs

--------------- Currently this laptop is on ubuntu 16.4 (xenial) -- vanilla unity desktop It used to work ok in earlier ubuntus Now on 16.4 it shows 2 emacs icons when editing a file via emacsclient Clicking the second icon shows no effect After about 10 seconds it disappears

Dont know when it stopped working because frankly I am not much of a nautilus -> click -> emacsclient type of user

Current generation -- my students -- however default to this kind of usage And so they default to one or both of - gedit by default - dozens of emacses open for each file they clicked

Shouldn't you specify '' (i.e. the empty string) as the -a argument in the Exec option? From the man page for emacsclient(1):

-a, --alternate-editor=EDITOR if the Emacs server is not running, run the specified editor instead. This can also be specified via the `ALTERNATE_EDITOR' environment variable. If the value of EDITOR is the empty string, run `emacs --daemon' to start Emacs in daemon mode, and try to connect to it.


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