I have a desktop machine and a Toshiba A100 laptop. Both have new clean installs of 7.10 on them (not prepared to move to 8.04 yet until I learn more) My wife prefers icons on the laptop, so for openoffice.org word processor, I right clicked the menu and created a desktop launcher. The command code is when clicked the icon darkens, and nothing happens. When the menu item is clicked all is well, the program opens. When I put the command in a terminal I got
but if I remove the %U it opens the program.
/hom/kim/%U does not exist
So I removed the %U from the launcher command line, and it still won't work. I have tried this with a number of other launchers, and found that none will work on the desktop. I have done exactly the same thing on the desktop machine, and all work perfectly.