Can't start desktop version of jupyterlab when i install with conda

i used the following instructions in a terminal
conda create --name exn

conda activate exn
conda install -c conda-forge jupyterlab
everything seems to have installed correctly, but when i type jupyterlab in the same terminal
i always get the web version, not the desktop version. what’s my error?

there is no error on your side.
when you start jupyterlab you start a local server and open it in your browser.

the standalone/desktop version can be downloaded from here.
it is still a web app running in electron.

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Adding to the above, the command to start JupyterLab Desktop from terminal is jlab, you could youse jlab . to run in current directory or jlab notebook.ipynb