Desktop Launchers, noob question

Hi, I like having desktop launchers, just a slight preference over menus.

As I understand it, all such launchers are in Dom0. Therefore they should launch apps using Qrexec. Presumably if I have Launchers like the following there are no safety issues? Or should I keep my desktop clear?

Many thanks …

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Terminal=false
X-Qubes-VmName=personal
X-Qubes-AppName=firefox
Icon=/home/john/.local/share/qubes-appmenus/personal/apps.icons/firefox.png
Name=personal: Firefox
GenericName=personal: Web Browser
Comment=Browse the Web
Categories=Network;WebBrowser;X-Qubes-VM;
Exec=qvm-run -q -a --service -- personal qubes.StartApp+firefox
X-Qubes-DispvmExec=qvm-run -q -a --service --dispvm=personal -- qubes.StartApp+firefox
Path=
StartupNotify=false

No safety issues. You are safe.

In dom0 by default at the moment. We might have sys-gui in the future in next Qubes OS releases and .desktop launchers could be there.

You could customize your Desktop and copy/add .desktop launcher icons to it as you desire. Copying the existing .desktop files of Appmenu to desktop and launching from them is no different than launching from the Appmenu

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Brilliant, many thanks for prompt and useful reply!

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