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The idea is to be able to create a shortcut from context menu in order to access an application or even an internet link.

The gnome-desktop-item-edit (as indicated here) depends on the gnome-panel package that is not available on all systems.

Is there another way?

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Create a new template file for a launcher

As indicated here, the ~/Templates folder can be used to add new options under the context menu 'New document'.

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So:

gedit ~/Templates/New Launcher.desktop

with this content:

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=
Icon=
Categories=System;Settings;
Exec=
Terminal=false

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Open it as text, fill the different lines as desired and save. For an internet link, write something like Exec=firefox <your link>.

Then, double click it and select "Trust and launch" to see the proper name.

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How to Install gnome-desktop-item-edit

  1. Download deb package for your architecture at https://packages.debian.org/jessie/gnome-panel
  2. Extract package...
  3. cd gnome-panel_3.8.1-7+b1_amd64/usr/bin
  4. sudo cp gnome-desktop-item-edit /usr/bin/
  5. Done.
  • isn't it gnome-panel_3.8.1-7+b1_amd64/data/usr/bin/gnome-desktop-item-edit? – user32012 Apr 20 '17 at 12:03
  • @cipricus ofc it is :) – Konstantin K Apr 21 '17 at 13:52

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