Create Desktop Shortcut Files using Shortcut app

Shortcut is a free and open source an Shortcut creator application for Linux. Using Shortcut, you can create and edit .desktop shortcut files easily. It is written in Rust, GTK4 and Libadawaita and released under GNU General Public License v3.0. It is still in under heavy development stage.

Shortcut app

How to Install Shortcut on Ubuntu

To install Shortcut on your system, First you need to install flatpak and flathub on your system, if you don’t have them using below two commands.

sudo apt install flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

And restart your system after that installation. Now in the terminal app run below Shortcut flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub io.github.andreibachim.shortcut

After that open it using below command or via the Show Apps ubuntu application menu.

flatpak run io.github.andreibachim.shortcut

And you can also uninstall it using below commands.

flatpak uninstall io.github.andreibachim.shortcut


sudo flatpak uninstall io.github.andreibachim.shortcut
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