I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Gnome classic and am trying to create desktop shortcuts for applications on the Applications menu, so I can drag them to the bar on the bottom of the screen. This should be a fairly straight forward process but apparently not. Could anyone let me know how to do it?
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You should be able to do it this way: Add desktop icons to KDE and GNOME
Or as explained here: GNOME desktop basics
Gnome uses the free desktop specification. You need to create a desktop entry file and place it in the correct directory: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/desktop-entry-spec
Update: the directory structure is here: http://standards.freedesktop.org/menu-spec/latest/ar01s02.html, more information on the XDG directory structure is here: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/basedir-spec?action=show&redirect=Standards%2Fbasedir-spec