Ubuntu custom desktop shortcuts
With Ubuntu, you can create your own desktop shortcuts that will be accessible directly from the launcher.
You can do it by using a GUI, or you can do it using directly a terminal, which is the what we will be covering here.
EDIT: There is a menu editor for the GNOME desktop, alacarte, which is a better alternative than creating the shortcut yourself.
There are two applications folders that Ubuntu is looking:
- Shared folder to every computer’s users
- Folder specific to the users, thus shortcuts only available for current user
If you want to create a custom one, create a
<name>.desktop file into one of those two folders with the following content: