I created a desktop shortcut using this command:
`gnome-desktop-item-edit –create-new ~/Desktop`
Then I thought it would be a great idea to see if I can drag the icon onto the launcher. I tried twice in order to manage. Unfortunately now I have the icon I wanted originally, plus an empty space onto my launcher which, when I rollover, says "Drop to add application". I removed the original icon, but the empty space remains. BTW, nothing happens when I click on the empty space.
Ah, this is the first time I am using Ubuntu, I fell in love with it, but now I have a feeling my new operating system is too fragile to play around with, and even worse, I get a feeling of helplessness :) Complex feelings associated with an OS:)
Please help, I would hate to have to reinstall the whole think again!