Blender not launching from application menu

I installed Blender from Flathub and it doesn’t launch from applications menu. I can only run it from terminal: flatpak run org.blender.Blender
When shortcut is pressed from a menu a small bouncy blender icon appear next to a cursor for a few seconds and that is it.
Please help.
P.S. I do not know if it is related, but before installing it from flathub I tried it as an appimage.

Hi :slight_smile:

My guess is that there is an orphaned .desktop file pointing to the no longer available AppImage version.

Check ~/.local/share/applications for .desktop files related to blender.
if there is one (or multiple) check the “exec=” line in the file. keep the one using the flatpak command you posted as its “exec=” statement

edit: you could also use MenuLibre or a similar .desktop file manager to search

I do not know
/.local/share/applications had no files in it.
That is how it is executed from shortcut:
run --branch=stable --arch=x86_64 --command=blender --file-forwarding org.blender.Blender @@ %f @@
It seems to me right.
Also system can show thumbnails of blend files, but cannot open them.
There must be something else.

I managed to fix shortcut in /var/lib/flatpak/exports/share/applications:
I had to add:

and to remove:


, but I do not know why. Maybe someone could explain?
Now it is launching from applications menu.

I wonder if others have the same problem or it is just me?
Also each time blender files are updated I need to modify the shortcut again and again. Is there a way to make a file in system directory to be read only?