Create shortcuts in Ubuntu on the desktop in versions prior to 11.04 is very simple - just a few mouse clicks.All subsequent distribution process more complicated.

Create a shortcut using the command line

nowadays to create shortcuts Ubuntu, it is necessary to install additional packages, and then run a special command.To download them started, you need to simultaneously press the Ctrl + Alt + T to open a terminal window.Following his lead display on the command line as follows, and then press ENTER:

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

record «no-install-recommends» ensures that the installation is only to be required packagesthat will save on your hard disk space.
In response to the request to enter the password.Then you get a system message with information about the i
nstalled packages and the amount of disk space that can be used at the same time.Once the system issues the question of whether you intend to continue, enter "Y" (without the quotation marks), and then press ENTER.At the end of the installation process, you will be able to create a new shortcut using the command line.

Enter below stated at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:

gnome-desktop-item-edit -create-new ~ / Desktop

settings window appears where you have to fill in the required parameters.In the top drop-down list, choose the option "Applications", and then write the name of the shortcut in the "Name" field.Enter the command with the full path to run the commands in the Edit window.You can also use the "Browse" button to select the team.Most of the programs running on your computer, located in the directory at / usr / bin.

If desired, you can enter a description for the shortcut in the edit comment.Click "OK" to create a shortcut in Ubuntu.Since the dialog box opened from the command line, you come back to it after its closure.To close the terminal window, type «exit» (without the quotes) into the command line and press Enter.The shortcut appears on the desktop, and you will be required just double click on it to open the program.

How to create shortcuts on Ubuntu different way

You can also create shortcuts by pressing Alt + F2, and type the command listed above, in the input field.Then, a pop-up window where you must enter all the requested data.With this method, you can create multiple desktop shortcuts for a short time.