Create shortcut on Desktop in Ubuntu 12.04

This simple tutorial will show you how to add application shortcut to Desktop in Ubuntu 12.04.In earlier versions of Ubuntu it’s not that easy,but in 12.04 you can just Drag the application’s Icon to your desktop then chmod the permission of the we go

1.Go to Dash and find the application you want to create shortcut on Desktop,then DRAG the icon to your desktop

2.Open a terminal by pressing CTL+ALT+t ,then run below command

sudo chmod +x ~/Desktop/*.desktop

Without this step you may get error like “Untrusted application launcher”
3.You are done.Enjoy!


To do it via commands:

ln -s /usr/share/applications/your-app-name  ~/Desktop
sudo chmod +x ~/Desktop/*.desktop

5 thoughts on “Create shortcut on Desktop in Ubuntu 12.04

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  2. Allan

    It strikes me that if the devs involved in creating the latest version of unbuntu had wanted to make thinks harder for novice users they have succeeded very well indeed

  3. wlkfz

    It keep suggesting “Untrusted application launcher” when I followed by step 2 or 3. I address this problem by type command
    ~$ sudo su root
    before do that.


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