I want to create any new document templates in desktop area not only in folders. When we add our templates to Templates folder in Ubuntu 20.04 it adds automatically "New Document" option to folders context-menu? But not to desktop!

Can't find solutions or extensions. How can I do this? With terminal or any extensions?

Thank you.


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You can use the Desktop Icons NG (DING) extension. It is an enhanced and maintained fork of the Desktop Icons extension that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu.

The extension provides the New Document option that you want. Other features include (quoting from the extension's GitLab page):

  • Drag'n'Drop, both inside the desktop, between desktop and applications, and nautilus windows
  • Allows to use "Open with..." option with several files
  • When hovering or clicking on an icon with a name too large to fit, it shows the full name
  • Doesn't hang the compositor when there is too much activity in the desktop folder
  • Thank you. This worked for me.
    – AKIN CAN
    Feb 7, 2021 at 19:36
  • @AKINCAN You're welcome! Feb 7, 2021 at 19:46

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