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As the title says, I like unity and its new look. But why isnt there a choice to create a launcher on the desktop by right clicking?

I am currently using XFCE desktop instead just because of this. To much hassle to create launchers or links to websites with unity.

Also it probably wouldnt hurt to have some templates for creating new files. such as text files and picture files etc.

EDIT: yes i wonder why it was removed, why did the developers remove it? what reasons?

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closed as not a real question by Eliah Kagan, Jorge Castro, jokerdino, RolandiXor, Nitin Venkatesh Aug 17 '12 at 9:27

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

@Alex Questions about design decisions are not categorically off-topic. However, this seems like it is a feature request. Kristoffer, if that is the case, it should instead be filed as a bug on Launchpad (but make sure to read this carefully first), or posted as an idea on Brainstorm (or both, so long as you make them link to each other). – Eliah Kagan Aug 13 '12 at 1:33
Alternatively, if you want to discuss this issue, you should use a forum. If you are really asking about why the developers made that decision, please let us know. Otherwise, this question will likely be closed as off-topic. – Eliah Kagan Aug 13 '12 at 1:34

As to why that is a question for the developers, as some of the comments above say. If you want to edit your question to ask for an easy way to make a launcher, it will likely not be closed as off-topic.

If you are just looking for an easier way to make a launcher, I will include it here...

You can get an easier way to make launchers with alacarte it does not include the right click feature but is easier than creating them by hand.

Alacarte requires that Gnome Fallback be installed as a dependency, which have several other dependencies, it will need a total 35MB of disk space so it may not be an option if you need to conserve disk space.

After installation, if you don't want the selection of Gnome Classic/Gnome Classic(no effects) as a possible DE's you can delete **gnome-session-fallback** with the Software Center or apt-get. (there are other ways to get the required dependencies than allowing Gnome Fallback to be installed but this is the easiest)

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