display package icons installed by nix

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title: "Display Package Icons Installed by Nix in Launcher"
date: 2022-08-24T10:20:51+05:30
lastmod: 2022-08-24T10:20:51+05:30
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keywords: [nix icons]
description: ""
tags: [nix]
categories: [linux]
author: ""
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Of course the icon is displayed only if the package ships a `.desktop` file.
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I have tested this on KDE Plasma. It should work on other desktop environments too. It is not implementation specific.
Run the following manually or put it in your `~/.bashrc`
```bash
export XDG_DATA_DIRS=~/.local/share/:~/.nix-profile/share:/usr/share
ln -s ~/.nix-profile/share/applications/*.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/
```
Now log out and log back in. Or if you are on KDE Plasma, you can run `kbuildsycoca4` to rebuild the application launcher.
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