Let's add some fresh knowledge to the forum now Ubuntu 20.04 is out =). My question today is simple; what is the most elegant way to create desktop shortcuts (e.g. to folders, applications or documents) in Ubuntu 20.04?
You can copy a file from
/usr/share/applications to your desktop folder (
~/Desktop ) using the
cp command. Then right click the
.desktop file and select ' allow launching '.
An example would be
cp /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop ~/Desktop
Make sure to include the .desktop ending.
You might also have to allow launching for an existing
.desktop file after upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04.