Ubuntu 19.04 .desktop files not working correctly

I used to be able to copy and paste the .desktop files from use/share/applications to my desktop for shortcuts. When I first upgraded to 19.04, I selected the allow launching option on the right click context menu and they worked fine.

However, on one of the most recent updates, my shortcuts got deleted. When trying to add them and selecting allow launching, the shortcut will work but the icon will not change to the correct application and if I log out and back in again, the .desktop files are back to being opened in my text editor.

Is it possible to add .desktop files to the desktop and have them permanently launch-able again with the correct icons displaying as they used to before?

Can not upgrade 18.04 to 19.04 beause libre is not upgraded

I am in a deadlock currently Trying to upgrade to 19.04,but can not because of packages were kept back

kireto@kireto-laptop3:~$   sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree        Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages have been kept back:   libreoffice-avmedia-backend-gstreamer libreoffice-base-core libreoffice-calc libreoffice-core libreoffice-draw libreoffice-gnome   libreoffice-gtk3 libreoffice-impress libreoffice-math libreoffice-ogltrans libreoffice-writer linux-generic linux-headers-generic   linux-image-generic python3-uno 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 15 not upgraded. kireto@kireto-laptop3:~$   sudo do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release Please install all available updates for your release before upgrading.  

Is there some thing I could do?

Battery always shows Estimating on Ubuntu 19.04

Been using Ubuntu for over a year now had no issues, Since a few days my battery status is bit weird. It always shows me 100% and when I plugin charging it shows Estimating and it remains like this when I plug out the charger or plug in.

The following command shows the below result,

~$   upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0   native-path:          (null)   power supply:         no   updated:     Do 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 CET (1561282273 seconds ago)   has history:    no   has statistics:       no   unknown     warning-level:       unknown     battery-level:       unknown     icon-name:          '(null)' 

The acpi -V , shows the below results,

~$   acpi -V Battery 0: Discharging, 0%, 11:57:45 remaining Adapter 0: off-line Thermal 0: ok, 53.0 degrees C Thermal 0: trip point 0 switches to mode critical at temperature 127.0 degrees C Thermal 0: trip point 1 switches to mode hot at temperature 127.0 degrees C Cooling 0: Processor 0 of 10 Cooling 1: Processor 0 of 10 Cooling 2: x86_pkg_temp no state information available Cooling 3: Processor 0 of 10 Cooling 4: intel_powerclamp no state information available Cooling 5: Processor 0 of 10 

Any idea what is going on ?

Battery always shows Estimating on Ubuntu 19.04

Been using Ubuntu for over a year now had no issues, Since a few days my battery status is bit weird. It always shows me 100% and when I plugin charging it shows Estimating and it remains like this when I plug out the charger or plug in.

The following command shows the below result,

~$   upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0   native-path:          (null)   power supply:         no   updated:     Do 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 CET (1561282273 seconds ago)   has history:    no   has statistics:       no   unknown     warning-level:       unknown     battery-level:       unknown     icon-name:          '(null)' 

The acpi -V , shows the below results,

~$   acpi -V Battery 0: Discharging, 0%, 11:57:45 remaining Adapter 0: off-line Thermal 0: ok, 53.0 degrees C Thermal 0: trip point 0 switches to mode critical at temperature 127.0 degrees C Thermal 0: trip point 1 switches to mode hot at temperature 127.0 degrees C Cooling 0: Processor 0 of 10 Cooling 1: Processor 0 of 10 Cooling 2: x86_pkg_temp no state information available Cooling 3: Processor 0 of 10 Cooling 4: intel_powerclamp no state information available Cooling 5: Processor 0 of 10 

Any idea what is going on ?

Fractional scaling not working on 19.04

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 19.04. I have 2 monitors, one with a resolution of 3840x2160 and another with a resolution of 2560x1440. I have enabled x11-randr-fractional-scaling using dconf.

The fractional percentages show in Settings, however when I try to set my 4k monitor to anything above 100%, it automatically goes to 200%. If I change the percentage on the 2560x1440 monitor, it will scale correctly, however it will also force the unmodified 4k monitor to scale to 200%.

How do I get the 4k monitor to scale to 1.25-1.5x and keep the second monitor the same scale?