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If you like to have quick link bookmarks on your unity launcher check out this easy to make application

Using some information from various online sources https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UnityLaunchersAndDesktopFiles I came up with my little desktop application.

app right click

Start by installing desktop shortcuts

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-panel 

then run

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

Create a basic launcher desktop shortcut.

Basic Launcher

Once your default Desktop file is created you will want to edit it. Example Below:

gedit <Your File name>


My below desktop file script is named "Bookmarks". If you are copy/pasting the script below, you will want to account for that with my file below or it will not run properly.

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=xdg-open https://askubuntu.com/

[Desktop Action AskUbuntu]
Exec=xdg-open http://askubuntu.com/

[Desktop Action Google]
Exec=xdg-open http://www.google.com

[Desktop Action Gmail]
Exec=xdg-open http://www.gmail.com

[Desktop Action Yahoo]
Exec=xdg-open http://www.yahoo.com

Once complete move file to applications folder, and can be treated as an application.

sudo nautilus

move file to usr/share/applications

Then drag drop to unity launcher if desired. Here is where the bash script becomes useful.

Once the desktop link is on the unity launcher you will have several right click options as listed below in Actions. Note the corresponding actions at the bottom of the file.

You can change the Actions to sort in your preference and set the default "Exec=" to your left click preference as well

One of the great features of this as a shortcut on your unity launcher is the Right Click "Quit" function which will close all open windows.

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Hello again. Like I mentioned on the other question, can you move the current question content to the answer section and phrase your question like you actually have one? Thank you. –  jokerdino Jun 4 '13 at 18:26

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