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I want to create an internet shortcut within a specified folder in Ubuntu 12.04. How do I do this?

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Try this. Install Gnome Panel, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo apt-get install gnome-panel

Once installed type this:

gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/path/to/shortcut

(location of shortcut). In the example below, I will create a shortcut for and place it inside the Documents folder. Once I hit Enter a window will open with the properties. See images below.

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

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Once done, just click on them newly created shortcut.

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why all this desktop shortcuts send me to google? – Arturo Mar 7 '15 at 20:54

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