I know that I need to user a Launcher to create the shortcut. The problem is that when I right click on the desktop there is no option to create a Launcher! What I am ultimately trying to do is create a symlink to Twitter, Facebook, etc on the Desktop for our users to use on this locked down appliance. But whenever I try to just drag and drop from Firefox I get the following error:
Error while copying.
There was an error getting information about "/".
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The specified location is not supported
I had previously installed Pessulus to lock down the desktop, but I undid everything from that. Then I even tried completely reseting my Gnome interface. No joy :(
Open a terminal and type:
gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new $HOME/Desktop
this will open new the "create new Launcher on the Desktop". Fill the command line with (i.e.):
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