Sunday, 30 October 2011

How-to: Create a Desktop Shortcut on Ubuntu 11.10

Thanks to the changes effected by the Unity interface, adding a desktop shortcut is no longer easy. The old right-click on the desktop, selecting "Create Launcher" no longer works.

You can create a custom launcher on the desktop, either via the terminal or the run line invoked by Alt-f2

gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop

The New Launcher window opens for you to create the launcher commands. The new shortcut will now appear on your desktop as soo as you save it. RC

(Original tip found on the Upbuntu site)