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justinjohn
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Chromium- create shortcut to link on desktop

Post by justinjohn » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:03 pm

Using Chromium browser, what is the easiest way to create a shortcut to a URL on my desktop?

currently, Im typing

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gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop
into terminal and filling out the launcher form.

There must be a better way...

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Re: Chromium- create shortcut to link on desktop

Post by seppalta » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:07 pm

I'm not sure what you want. If it is a website link on your desktop, then that can be done by putting a link desktop file in your desktop directory and is independent of browser. See http://douwil7.100webspace.net/linux/Tu ... DE.html#11 for more details. If it is an application link, then an application desktop file in /usr/share/applications directory eventually does the job (from the menu).

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Re: Chromium- create shortcut to link on desktop

Post by lt292 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:03 am

chromium has a tool called "create a app shortcut" in the menu.
just open the url, and press this tool, a shortcut will be created on desktop.
you can also change the irons in the property.

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Re: Chromium- create shortcut to link on desktop

Post by justinjohn » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:40 am

lt292 wrote:chromium has a tool called "create a app shortcut" in the menu.
just open the url, and press this tool, a shortcut will be created on desktop.
you can also change the irons in the property.
Lol - this workaround is silly.... but it did the job. Thanks!!

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