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dino99
April 10th, 2012, 01:59 PM
with gtk2 it was easy to create a launcher on the desktop. But now with gnome-session-fallback, right-click on the desktop dont let you create one sadly, hopes this feature setting back asap. Its important for entering a command on a borked panel.

lucazade
April 10th, 2012, 02:10 PM
installing alacarte?
then moving .desktop file from .local/share/applications/*.desktop to the desktop folder.

alex2e1gzy
April 10th, 2012, 02:26 PM
A quick google came up with:


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

From http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-create-desktop-launchers-in-ubuntu-11-10oneiric.html

dino99
April 10th, 2012, 03:04 PM
A quick google came up with:



From http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-create-desktop-launchers-in-ubuntu-11-10oneiric.html

i've already found workarounds, thanks :)

but as Ubuntu is designed for Humans, then the great gnome devs thinking that a simple right-click is too easy, should stop smoking.

Temüjin
April 10th, 2012, 06:23 PM
i've already found workarounds, thanks :)

but as Ubuntu is designed for Humans, then the great gnome devs thinking that a simple right-click is too easy, should stop smoking.
Gnome devs don't want you to use gnome-fallback (especially if your hardware is capable of running gnome-shell) and it's obvious they don't want to put time/effort into it. They're actually going to kill gnome-fallback once llvmpipe 3D sofware driver becomes prevalent.

I highly recommend switching to xfce/xubuntu (where creating a desktop launcher is still intuitive/easy).

ssam
April 10th, 2012, 09:36 PM
another option if you are happy with gnome2 is to install mate http://mate-desktop.org/

JHCKX
April 10th, 2012, 10:25 PM
In Gnome-fallback, you can select a program from the menus, then Ctrl-click and drag it to the desktop or one of the panels. Simple enough and I found the solution without Google. Still, a right-click is even simpler.