In Lubuntu 13.10 you could create a custom application launcher by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting "Create New..." then selecting the option, but in 14.04 this option is gone (now you can only create a new folder or empty file). Just wondered whether this is a bug or if I have to enable it from somewhere else.
Thanks in advance!
A workaround is to add an entry to the start menu by using menulibre (sudo apt-get install menulibre). Then you can select the item from the menu and right click 'Add to desktop'.