View Full Version : [ubuntu] Totally silly / easy question about desktop shortcuts...

May 3rd, 2008, 08:14 AM
How do i create desktop shortcuts? For instance, what if I want my trashcan on my desktop, or a link to the home folder? Perhaps I'm a little too familiar with XP and windows variants...

May 3rd, 2008, 08:23 AM
for a trash can on your desktop,
right click the desktop:
select create launcher
in the command Type:
nautilus trash:///
give it a name and choose your icon.

May 3rd, 2008, 08:28 AM
What Windows calls a shortcut, Ubuntu calls a launcher. Right click on the desktop and "create launcher".

May 3rd, 2008, 08:30 AM
For your home folder, do the same thing but instead of "nautilus trash:///", type "nautilus /home/yourusername"

Making desktop shortcuts for applications is a lot easier. Go to the applications menu, right click on the application you want, and select "add to desktop".