My icons on my desktop are showing as text files and when I click to open them they open in notepad. How do I fix this?
This is a security issue built into Gnome DE. Right-click the icons and select properties then go to permissions tab and allow to be executable.
I've done that it doesn't help.
Using Right Click - do you see either
In Properties, you should be able to set the application to open the file with as default - choose the application that you prefer.