How to create desktop shortcut launcher on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux - LinuxConfig.org

The objective is to show how to create desktop shortcut launcher on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa using the default GNOME user interface.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-create-desktop-shortcut-launcher-on-ubuntu-20-04-focal-fossa-linux

Sorry! But I could not found “Allow Launching” in the menu. I am using Gnome 3.36.2.

Hi Khoand7,

Welcome to our forums.

What is the filename and extension of the shortcut file you try to set up?

I created an extension to do this far quicker, you can do it with one click form app launcher.
It’s free and open source, please consider adding this to the guide.

You can find it on GitHub searching for:
Tommimon/add-to-desktop

Give it a try.

Thank you very much for the easy to follow and useful article. Following this article, for Ubuntu 20.10, I was able to create a desktop shortcut to the Spring Tool Suite application which was placed in its own folder in the Home folder.