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I wanted to create a new launcher, but when rightclick and new file, it says that there are no templates.

In unable to create new launcher was mentioned, that it should help to install gnome-panel. This package was already installed, so I removed it and all of it dependencies inclusive their settings and reinstalled. But nothing helped. There are no templates and I cant create a new launcher with a rightclick on my desktop.

But I like to use the "new launcher"-wizard I was used from 11.04 and before...

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There is a nautilus script for that. Here are the commands:

cp Create-Launcher ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts
chmod +x ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/Create-Launcher
mv ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/Create-Launcher 'home/[your user name here]/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/Create Launcher'

The fourth command is just to rename the file, you can do that in Nautilus as well. Enjoy!

Source: here

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Alacarte seems only to affect the menu, but I want to do a right click on the desktop -> new file -> create launcher. I did that last time before updating to 11.10. I dont know if the contextmenu-entry was removed with that dist-upgrade or any later action I did to my system, but I want my create launcher wizard back, that one I was used to in 11.04 and before... I will modify the question a bit... – NobbZ Dec 4 '11 at 20:22
Your launchers created in Alacarte are stored in ~/.local/share/applications. You can copy them to desktop from there. – titaniumtux Jan 2 '12 at 21:45
I want the old right-click behaviour back. It was there sometime and I just want it back without any workarounds! – NobbZ Jan 2 '12 at 22:06
@NobbZ enjoy the script. You could create it yourself by pasting the following in Gedit: #!/bin/bash gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop – titaniumtux Jan 2 '12 at 23:34
@NobbZ you also have the option of using Nautilus Actions. See: – titaniumtux Jan 3 '12 at 0:11

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