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I have created a shortcut to /var/www folder in the name 'www' to my desktop.Is it possible to add/drag this folder shortcut to ubuntu launcher?

PLease help, Thanks

marked as duplicate by karel, Avinash Raj, Warren Hill, user.dz, Eric Carvalho May 15 '14 at 16:18

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  • Is that a symlink??? – AzkerM May 15 '14 at 4:58
  • i have created the shortcut using ln -s /var/www www – VeNaToR May 15 '14 at 5:15
  1. Install gnome-panel using command,

    sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-panel

  2. Create new gnome-desktop-item,

    sudo gnome-desktop-item-edit /usr/share/applications/ --create-new

  3. Select type as location,


  1. Set name and copy & paste the folder location


  1. Select Icon Image(64x64-recommented)

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  1. Enter comment click ok

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  1. Now you can search and drag it into launchbar.

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