While installing applications in Windows, some of the programs ask if you want to create a shortcut on the desktop. This way I can start it with just a double-click of the mouse instead of launching the terminal and typing in the command. Shift+ Super+ Page Up and Shift+ Super+ Page Down. Thanks to yalam96 and jddockery. It will delete the shortcut but the application will remain safely in your system. I'm not using Cinnamon, so I can't check but, here's the general idea. I started using it commercially for businesses using samba and apache 10-15 years ago.
Forcing users to access the command line to work around the arbitrary choices of the dev teams is completely un-linux. You should right click on the. When one clicks on a desktop file it opens as a text file. Okay so it takes longer to make icons…and? Did I turn on an option accidentally? Personally I prefer the Ubuntu launcher for application shortcuts. Hold down Shift for reverse order. S and Linux News, Software Reviews, Themes, Tutorials, Hardware Gadgets, Linux Distro Reviews, Chromebook Tutorials, Games, Data Science, Coding and Programming language, and Open Source Trends including IoT, Cloud Computing, and Cyber Security.
I recommend creating links on your home directory and navigating it using a file manager program which is efficient. Microsoft have learnt this the hard way with their introduction of Win8 and the removal of the start menu, task bar etc. Please leave the people who designed this in 1976 and get some people who at least read a book on user experience. What you have to do is to double click on that file on the desktop. Super+ A Show the list of applications. Do not create symbolic links to removable storage media like your pen drive or portable hard disk. Ever had a problem creating a folder, application, file, etc shortcuts on your Linux desktop and end up not creating one at all? If I use a program frequently, I add it to the launcher.
Help with something really basic, which I am unable to figure out. Creating a symbolic link on its Desktop directory is possible but expect no shortcut icon at all. I hate Ubuntu for this very reason! How to create desktop shortcut icons in Ubuntu 14. To the Linux Dev folks — bring back choice. The desktop is an integral part of that and every step away from making it easier is a coffin nail in Linuxs adoption by the masses. The billions of users who cannot spend money on Ubuntu are no longer important. In Linux, you create symbolic links or soft links to point to the linked file using this utility program called ln.
Because of my concern about Ubuntu losing more users, especially Windows Microsoft users migrating to Ubuntu, I have tried to discuss this issue with Ian Weisser a project head of Ubuntu Gnome 19. Super+ L Super+ M or Super+ V Open. I was able to lock that to the launcher and launch the site from it. In the Activities overview, switch keyboard focus between the top bar, dash, windows overview, applications list, and search field. Create Desktop Shortcut Icons in Ubuntu The most easiest way to create desktop shortcuts icons is to directly copy and paste the application shortcuts. There is a way I can show you how to achieve that. You can usually find it next to the Alt key on your keyboard.
If you wish me not to put it just fill out the form on my website and let me know. By default, you cannot drag and drop application shortcuts from the Unity Dash on to the Desktop. There are no application icons on the desktop when you first install Ubuntu. But if you are a fan of this feature, let me show you how you can add desktop shortcuts to your favorite applications in and other Linux distributions. Joe average is not a programmer or geek, they just want to hop onto their computer, browse files, listen to music, surf the net etc. Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.
You can also place Home, Network, Trash, and Devices icons shortcuts on Ubuntu desktop. Application Shortcuts Step 2: Copy the. When you find it, either drag-drop the file to the desktop or copy the file using Ctrl+C shortcut and paste it on the desktop using Ctrl+V shortcut. Desktop wise I am still waiting to see one that is ready for the average user. You can choose the displayed language by adding a language suffix to the web address so it ends with e. Your questions pointed me to the issue.
There may be a way to pin files directly, but if not, the above procedure is a workaround. For information on contributing see the. If you use Chrome or Ephiphany, you should be able to add a website shortcut to the desktop and then add it to the launcher. Thank you so much for this info. To get started, open Dash and begin dragging your favorite apps to your desktop as shown below. As always the views and spelling mistakes are mine.