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I was wondering how to make a clickable terminal shortcut for my desktop using the command easytether connect.

I don't want to have to open/close the terminal every time I wish to connect to the Internet through my phone.

I've tried updating my gnome-panel but I can only make a new directory on my desktop.

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do you mean create Terminal Shortcut on desktop or embed terminal on desktop? –  penreturns Aug 31 '12 at 18:09
Please make it clearer to us what is the problem and what you want. –  hakermania Aug 31 '12 at 18:15

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Right click the desktop and create an empty file (or use gedit) named easytether.desktop. Paste this into this file:

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=easytether connect

and save! You will then need to make the file executable, by editing the properties of the file, or running: chmod +x easytether.desktop.

  • The Name=Easytether line specifies the name of the shortcut that will appear to the user.

  • The Exec=easytether connect line specifies the command to be run, in this case, easytether connect.

  • The Terminal=true line specifies that the command should be run in GNOME Terminal, so that the user can inspect its output.

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it worked thx!! ubuntu 12.10, btw, if you want to drag/drop at cairo-dock, it will fail but the cairo dock launcher has a gui to edit its fields so it is not a big problem :) –  Aquarius Power Apr 30 '13 at 19:49

The easiest way, that is also useful in other platforms, would be:

  • Right click->Create new document->Empty document
  • Call it howeverYouWant.sh
  • Open it, and edit it writing in each line each line you'd use in the terminal, ergo: "easytether connect"
  • Right click it->Properties->Permissions->Allow executing
  • Double click the file, and choose Run in terminal
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