How to create desktop shortcut for file in ubuntu 24.04LTS

use to be able to just open nautilus (files) and hold shift+ctrl and drag file to desktop to create a shortcut for it - now it just copies it… what the heck happened?!?
How do I create a shortcut to a file for my desktop? also, using the wayland desktop, not X… and the old method that worked well on my 20.04lts (shift-ctrl drag/drop) only copies the file now :-\

Hello,

Here is how you can make link to a file with nautilus. In Nautilus preferences enable “Create Link” :


Right click on the file and create link:

Lastly simply drag and drop the link to a preferred location:

Not very intuitive. Let me know if you find better way of doing creating shortcut links to file and directories on Ubuntu Nautilus.

Lubos

running ubuntu 24.04LTS using Nautilus version 46.2 and properties looks nothing like that!

Interesting?! :

I seems I got older version.

LinuxConfig.org:~$ nautilus --version
** Message: 17:17:45.155: Connecting to org.freedesktop.Tracker3.Miner.Files
GNOME nautilus 46.0

I do have very early version of Ubuntu, hence the development branch.

LinuxConfig.org:~$ cat /etc/os-release 
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu Noble Numbat (development branch)"
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION_ID="24.04"
VERSION="24.04 LTS (Noble Numbat)"
VERSION_CODENAME=noble
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
HOME_URL="https://www.ubuntu.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://help.ubuntu.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"
PRIVACY_POLICY_URL="https://www.ubuntu.com/legal/terms-and-policies/privacy-policy"
UBUNTU_CODENAME=noble
LOGO=ubuntu-logo