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How can I create a shortcut for URL in my desktop? I want to use them in Firefox or Chrome.

If a copy and paste didn't work.

What script I have to use?

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In Ubuntu an URL shortcut is stored in a .desktop file as follow (for example):

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Link to Ask Ubuntu

You can drag links from Firefox or Chrome and drop them them on the Desktop or any other folder where you have permissions to save files.

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Ok, I did this vitor@vitor-HP:~$ vim atalho [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Link to Ask Ubuntu Type=Link Icon=text-html But didn't appear in my Desktop. – Vitor Mazuco Oct 15 '13 at 18:16
@VitorMazuco You should save that file on your desktop. The file must to have the extension .desktop. See UnityLaunchersAndDesktopFiles. – Radu Rădeanu Oct 15 '13 at 18:42
I create vim atalho.desktop but nothing appear in my desktop. – Vitor Mazuco Oct 15 '13 at 19:01
@VitorMazuco How to appear on your desktop if you didn't saved there. You must to save it in your ~/Desktop directory. – Radu Rădeanu Oct 15 '13 at 19:15
Ok, thank you so much!!! – Vitor Mazuco Oct 16 '13 at 15:02

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