Is there an easy way to create a desktop shortcut for an application in Unity? The ability to right click or drag and drop icons to the desktop in Unity does not seem to be there.
You can search for the application you like to create a desktop shortcut for in the dash and drag it to the desktop. It is best done when your dash is not fully maximized and there are no maximized windows in the background as well.
Currently, you can't drag and drop from the dash to create a desktop shortcut. A bug report has been filed regarding this behaviour.
However, you can use
Enter the following command in a terminal:
You will then get the above pop up. Enter the command and other particulars of the application that you are trying to create a desktop shortcut for.
Navigate to your application in Nautilus.
Right-click, select "Make Link".
Then drag shortcut to your desktop. Works in current 12.04.
IMO the simplest is to logout, login in the classic mode, create/copy shortcuts and then return to unity (or maybe not:-).
At the same time you can fill up some other launcher, for example Docky, with your "favourite shortcuts" as you do not have the favourites option in the unity launcher.
protected by Community♦ Jan 28 '12 at 22:58
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