Ethan on 28 Jun, 2020 07:44 PM
I'm using Ubuntu myself, and I've never seen this displayed in the title bar. Can you clarify which version of Ubuntu you are using, and which desktop environment you are running? Does the title bar just display what you've written, or does it also display the file name after that? On my system, the titlebar simply shows: AccountName - DataFileName
Just to be clear I’m referring to what is displayed in the Gnome top bar. Also, in the dock/launcher the ‘pinned’ favourite displays ‘Moneydance’ when hovering of it. However, the icon for the launched instance displays ‘com-install4j-runtime-launcher-UnixLauncher’
When I run xprop WM_CLASS on Moneydance I get the same result. I.e. com-install4j-runtime-launcher-UnixLauncher
I don’t know how much help I can be as I am no Linux expert.
However, I am running Moneydance on my Linux Ubuntu 20.04 computer.
Downloaded moneydance_linux_amd64.deb to Download Folder.
If not installed, install “GDebi Package Installer” in terminal
sudo apt install gdebi
You should now see GDebi Package Installer under “Show Application” icon in tray. Make GDebi Package Installer a favourite.
Run GDebi Package Installer
Use FILE dropdown OPEN to locate moneydance_linux_amd64.deb then highlight the file and click OPEN.
After a delay the window will fill in with info on Moneydance.
Click INSTALL PACKAGE.
If you get the AUTHENTICATION REQUIRED window enter your Ubuntu password.
After a delay the Moneydance should install. And the Moneydance icon should appear in the tray. If not check under “Show Application” icon in tray
I am no Linux expert, but all I can say is I installed Moneydance 2020(1915) on my Linux Ubuntu 20.04 as outlined in my post. I did not have to do anything else to get it to work. Did you try the process I posted?
It does seem redundant for there to be two icons in the Dock when Moneydance is open. The first icon which give the message “Moneydance” when you mouse hover over it should include the red dot when moneydance is open. No need for a second icon with the hover message com-install4…..
I guess I don’t find the second icon intrusive as under the app SETTINGS – APPEARANCE I have set AUTO-HIDE THE DOCK.
Also, in the ACTIVITIES bar it would make more sense when Moneydance is open for it to read Moneydance not com-install4……
One for Sean the Moneydance developer.
I also run Linux Mint 19.3 which I prefer to Ubuntu 20.04
Within Mint with Moneydance open I don’t get a second icon; the icon is simply underlined with a small screen image of the Moneydance window when you hover over the icon. There is no equivalent of the Activities bar, or at least the way I have things set up and with the dock set to hide Moneydance window fill the whole screen, no distractions, full use of the screen.
The task manager setup (properties) seem to be odd, even for a GNOME
desktop, becuase the right-click of the icon has the wrong application
(althugh you can start MD that way)..
It (properties) should read:
(General) is "Moneydance" and the location should be
/usr/share/applications. (It is a desktop configuration file as file type.
(Permissions) I have set up as "root" for user and group (typical for
(Application) I have the setup as /bin/sh "/opt/Moneydance/Moneydance"
I think the last tab is your problem. While you _could_ start Moneydance
with the java CLI, every installation I have done (and I have gone
through almost every flavor of LINUX), I have used the bash shell script
in order to strt MD because it does set up the env's correctly.
Interesting. I have not seen a .desktop file like this, at least not on
an Ubuntu install.
For your reference, here is my .desktop file and then your .desktop
file. I think if you take out the "TERMINAL" entry, it might make a
difference. I did a reference back to the GNOME specification, and it
seemed to indicate (at least tome) that it might be "title" control.