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XFCE Exo remove unused applications #exo #xfce #desktop

Clearing old applications from xfce exo

In order to find out where exo reads desktop applications from, I had to run the application from my terminal using the command:

strace exo-preferred-applications 2>&1 | grep 'openat.*\.desktop'

This allowed me to identify two folders where exo reads preferred applications from:

/usr/share/xfce4/helpers/
~/.local/share/xfce4/helpers/

Knowing this, I was able to either uninstall or remove useless desktop files which were cluttering the exo menu.

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