I was running Ubuntu 18.04 and just converted to Xubuntu. Is there a way to add icons to the desktop? I would like a few to launch programs.
Creating Desktop shortcut using terminal
You could do it in the next way:
ln -s /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop /home/user/Desktop/
But it shows an alert:
Untrusted application launcher
Also, you could create it by creating app.desktop file on your desktop with the next content:
vim.tiny ~/Desktop/firefox.desktop [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Firefox Comment=Browser Exec=firefox Icon=firefox Path=/home/user/.firefox Terminal=false StartupNotify=false chmod +x ~/Desktop/firefox.desktop