# Q: Blender 2.8 desktop shortcut doesn't work

After downloading 2.8 on Linux Mint, the blender.desktop shortcut doesn't open the application; it simply displays "There was an error launching the application". Running the executable directly works without any flaws.

• Is the path in the .desktop correct? – Robert Gützkow Aug 18 '19 at 8:06
• Yes, the executable is in the same folder and the name is correct. – devvoid Aug 19 '19 at 1:16
• Be sure the .desktop file refers to /dir/to/blender and not /dir/to/Blender – Tim Kuipers Aug 20 '19 at 9:31
• the file uses exec=blender, blender is in the exact same directory. – devvoid Aug 21 '19 at 0:20