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I have just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (yesterday) and can't figure out how to put application icons on the desktop for bookmarks. I have making bookmarks pretty much down, but can't figure out how to move them to the desktop as icons. There must be a way to do it, but I'll be darned if I can figure it out. Please help a super beginner.

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    Do you mean links to applications or links to webpages? – Jacob Vlijm Feb 15 '15 at 7:13
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In Chrome or Firefox, you can do Ctrl+Shift+O, then find the bookmark you want and drag it to your desktop.

  • Nice, works for Firefox bookmarks though the link opens in Chromium... (Firefox is defaukt) – Wilf Feb 15 '15 at 1:53
  • @Wilf Hmm, is Chromium your default browser? If so, try changing it to Firefox. – cometix Feb 15 '15 at 1:55
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    @Wilf try this: Right-click the bookmark, go to properties, "open with" and choose firefox there. – cometix Feb 15 '15 at 2:05
  • tried that as well - never mind... – Wilf Feb 15 '15 at 15:32

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