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.
Start by installing desktop shortcuts
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-panel
gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop
Create a basic launcher desktop shortcut.
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] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Bookmarks Icon=firefox.png Exec=xdg-open https://askubuntu.com/ Terminal=false Actions=AskUbuntu;Google;Gmail;Yahoo [Desktop Action AskUbuntu] Name=AskUbuntu Exec=xdg-open http://askubuntu.com/ OnlyShowIn=Unity; [Desktop Action Google] Name=Google Exec=xdg-open http://www.google.com OnlyShowIn=Unity; [Desktop Action Gmail] Name=Gmail Exec=xdg-open http://www.gmail.com OnlyShowIn=Unity; [Desktop Action Yahoo] Name=Yahoo Exec=xdg-open http://www.yahoo.com OnlyShowIn=Unity;
Once complete move file to applications folder, and can be treated as an application.
move file to
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.