Thursday, November 26, 2015

CREATE SHORTCUT / LAUNCHER ON DESKTOP IN UBUNTU 14.04 LTS, 15.10

To create Desktop shortcuts in Ubuntu,gnome-panel package is required first.
  1. Open Terminal. To open terminal click the Dash home from Unity launcher. And type terminal in the search field. And click Terminal.
  2. Type the below code in terminal and hit enter.
    sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-panel 
  3. Then type below code in terminal and hit enter
    gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Desktop/ --create-new 
  4. The create launcher window will pop-up,Type application name in the name field and type application name or path or browse in the command field. And click OK button.gnome-desktop-item-editExample: CinePaint
  5. Now check your desktop for the shortcut.
  6. If you want your shortcut to appear in the Unity launcher panel (the pop-out one on the left), you can drag it there from the desktop.