I'm trying to create a .desktop file to run Minecraft. The exec line works, but for some reason, using an absolute path for the icon no longer works in 13.10 (it used to in previous releases).
Consequently, I need to know where a .desktop file 'looks' for its icon (i.e. what it does if no absolute path is specified). My current way of creating a .desktop is to cp skype.desktop over, edit for minecraft, then mv back into /usr/share/applications. By default, Skype just specifies:
In my created minecraft.desktop file, it reads:
(I got my favicon.png from extracting the .jar, opening the folder and copying it over).
Currently, I've gone an unappealing grey box.
EDIT: I found this via Google (see here):
This doesn't seem to be true? Am I making some really dopey mistake?
Icon – specifies the icon to be used. This entry supports both icons supported under the FreeDesktop Icon Theme Specification (which I haven’t yet fully grokked) as well as absolute paths.