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associate files with steam app (linux)
Thu 29 December 2016 linux steam , 0 comments

Steam powered Fig. 01. steam powered!

This is for linux users (tested with Ubuntu) as the title implies.

Alright, so some days ago I discovered that Blender can also be installed through steam, yeah… I know, I’m late to the party but oh well.

Anyway, let’s cut to the chase. When installing the app I selected the option to create a shortcut in the start menu (dash in my case since I’m using Ubuntu).

Now what this does under the hood is to create a .desktop file under $HOME/.local/share/applications, in my case it was $HOME/.local/share/applications/Blender 2.78.desktop since I’m using Blender v2.78. Blender is a pretty well known software by now and I thought, hey, why not have it open up files when double-clicking on them?… hm, but how to do it exactly? I mean Blender opens through steam …