Snap Desktop Icons not showing

The programs I installed with Snap are not showing in the Application Menu

Which distribution are you on? What desktop environment? What is the output of the following commands:

  • snap version
  • echo $XDG_DATA_DIRS

if you freshly installed snapd on a system that had it not preinstalled, the new directories will only be scanned for .desktop files when you have once logged out and logged back in … (there is sadly nothing snapd can do about this, this is a design of the desktop setup on linux)

$snap version
snap 2.51.1
snapd 2.51.1
series 16
parrot 4.11
kernel 5.10.0-6parrot1-amd64


this is definitely missing /var/lib/snapd/desktop at the end which is put in place by your login manager normally … did you log out or reboot since you installed snapd ?

(since parrot is based in debian and seems to use a gnome desktop by default it should “just work” since it definitely gets tested on debian, if it does not, there might be some parrot specific modification in the way)

I deleted snapd once

I’m using KDE Plasma 5.2.5

Can you run systemctl --user show-environment|grep 'XDG_DATA_DIRS=' and attach the output?

I did not catch .

Thanks to those who helped

The problem was solved I don’t know how /: