How do you make desktop shortcuts on Edubuntu, using the Gnome fallback GUI? I've used Ubuntu 10.04 and 12.04 before and it's been a no-brainer, but right-clicking on a program through the Applications Menu opens it (same as left-click) with no way I can tell of to make desktop shortcuts.
I suppose you installed GNOME Tweak tool. If not, type
Then, go to the section "Desktop" and enable "Have file manager handle the desktop"