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Link to this post 25 Sep 12

Hi Guys,


Can anyone know that in Window their is a shortcut of any installed software in windows just we right click on that shortcut icon we will see a FIND TARGET tab but in Ubuntu how we get..... Please help...


Sachin

Link to this post 25 Sep 12

hi please reply for this post........

Link to this post 04 Jan 13

The answer to this depends on what GUI your using, whether your using ubuntu's default Unity, Gnome, LXDE or XFCE.

I'm going to assume your in Unity. With unity you actually have options to do this, one is a traditional shortcut and the other, is to add it to the scrolling side bar.


To add it to the side bar, simply do the following:

go to Dash home, search for your application you want a shortcut to, and left click & hold to drag it over to your scrolling side bar.

for the traditional approach, for whatever reason seems to be a bit more difficult then it should be, here is a link with many different ways to do it. I personally recommend if your using unity to stick with the side scroll launch panel.

go here for alternative ways to make a desktop icon:

Ubuntu forum with alternatives and wiki on the subject of creating desktop items

Link to this post 27 Jul 13

sachinwatane said:

Hi Guys,


Can anyone know that in Window their is a shortcut of any installed software in windows just we right click on that shortcut icon we will see a FIND TARGET tab but in Ubuntu how we get..... Please help...


Sachin

Tell us what flavor of ubuntu you are using, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu, or Lubuntu. Then we will show you how to make application shortcuts.

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