How do I get an URL in Unity Launcher, so when I click the URL the website of that URL opens in my standard webbrowser - i.e. firefox. (I am using Ubuntu 12.10)
You can use
gksudo gedit to get a root text editor, and paste:
#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Exec=xdg-open [URL HERE] Name=[NAME HERE] Comment=[COMMENT/TOOLTIP HERE] Icon=[ICON HERE]
You can look for icons in
Save the file in
/usr/share/applications/, and logoff and logon for good measure. Search for the launcher by name withing the Unity dash and drag it to the launcher.