To create Desktop shortcuts in ubuntu 11.10,gnome-panel package is required first.
1.Open Terminal.To open terminal click the Dash home from unity launcher.And type terminal in the search field. And click Terminal.
2.Type the below code in terminal and hit enter.
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-panel
3.Then type below code in terminal and hit enter
gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Desktop/ --create-new
3.The create lancher window will pop-up,Type application name in the name field and type application name or path or browse in the command field. And click Ok button.
4.Now check your desktop for the shortcut.
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i want this because i want to known by my friends in uk and my friends in ghana.