Using desktop application files with Edge. (Linux desktop.)

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Yesterday I had a play about with my Peppermint OS machine that I'd installed Edge on.  Now Peppermint OS has a tool called ICE that lets you easily create Site Specific Browser instances.  Essentially a web based application.  Obviously, this tool doesn't yet cater for Edge.  But, I thought I'd test if it worked.  So, I created a desktop file for www.office.com initially based on Google Chrome.  I then manually edited the created file to use Edge instead.  It works perfectly.  Here's the resultant file.

 

rich@mirage:~/.local/share/applications$ more msoffice.desktop 
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=MS Office
Comment=MS Office (Ice SSB)
Exec=microsoft-edge --app=https://www.office.com --class=ICE-SSB-msoffice
Terminal=false
X-MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application
Icon=/home/rich/.local/share/ice/msoffice.ico
Categories=GTK;Office;
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml_xml;
StartupWMClass=ICE-SSB-msoffice
StartupNotify=true
Path=

 

Hope someone finds this interesting/useful. 

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