I'm seeing duplicate icons for Telegram messenger in LXDE. I found a question asking just that, but for another window managers: XFCE and MATE.

What should I do to get an answer for LXDE desktop environment: start a new question or modify the existing one? (how?)

I'm afraid that my question won't get many views if I modify the existing question. Besides, all those who already viewed it and considered answering the question, considered answering the original question, not the one extended for LXDE.

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The question you linked to is my question and I'd like to help if I can. I am not sure if the accepted solution works on Xfce; it's only for MATE - apologies to everyone for the lack of clarity.

However, this is not the solution I actually use. I answered this question:

Two Telegram messengers in the Unity Launcher

with the method I do use now - I rename the .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications so that only the .desktop file in /usr/share/applications gets used. This solution works for any DE (although it needs to be re-done each time Telegram gets updated).

Since we have a question about Unity and one about MATE, both with DE specific answers, I think you should feel free to ask a new question, and I should edit my question to ask only about MATE since I can't verify the answer works in Xfce. I will also add a link to the Unity post so that the DE-agnostic hack solution is easy to find. You might even attract a much better answer that solves it permanently for all flavors.

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    The solution in the linked question doesn't solve the problem for me in Lubuntu. I'll go ask a separate question. Commented Feb 19, 2017 at 21:36

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