[tbb-bugs] #13375 [Tor Browser]: Let's ship a .desktop file in Tor Browser for Linux

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#13375: Let's ship a .desktop file in Tor Browser for Linux
 Reporter:  lunar                                |          Owner:  tbb-
     Type:  enhancement                          |  team
 Priority:  normal                               |         Status:  new
Component:  Tor Browser                          |      Milestone:
 Keywords:  tbb-usability tbb-helpdesk-frequent  |        Version:
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 In Unity (Ubuntu) and GNOME 3, it is not possible to start Tor Browser
 through the graphical file manager. When double-clicking on `start-tor-
 browser`, an editor will pop-up by default.

 One user suggested through the help desk that we ship a `.desktop` file.
 In GNOME 3, users are prompted to confirm because it's an unknown
 application, but this is still much better.

 Here's a minimal `.desktop` that should probably be enhanced with
 comments, translations, icons:

 [Desktop Entry]
 Name=Tor Browser
 Exec=sh -c '"$(dirname "$*")"/start-tor-browser' dummy %k

 Also inspired by https://unix.stackexchange.com/q/144422

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13375>
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