Description of problem:
It is not possible to create a new app launcher in gnome or gnome-classic 3.8 on the desktop
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
right click on the desktop, there is now menu-entry for creating a new app launcher ("Starter anlegen ..." in gnome-desktop 2.28.2-11.el6)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. right cliok on a free spot on the desktop
2. search for "create launcher"-entry
3. fail to find any
No menu-entry for creating new launcher present.
Menu-entry for creating new launcher present.
You could create a new launcher as a .desktop-file in your "~/Dekstop/"-folder, which is localized-named, e.g. "Schreibtisch".
Needs to be formated correctly and checked, e.g. as follows.
# desktop-file-validate ~/Desktop/Firefox.desktop
After first clicking one is asked whether this is a trusted launcher.
This adds an interpreter with shebang to the newly created launcher.
This seems to be a hell of a pain for a seemless desktop integration and was working in previous generation of RHEL/gnome and needs to be fixed.
When desktop icons are not enabled, offering an action to create a (hidden) launcher does not seem useful. If desktop icons are enabled, they are provided by nautilus, not gnome-shell - reassigning.
Any progress on this one?
Is there any easy way how to add launchers to desktop? If not can we add a menu entry (Add to Desktop) to menu in overview in addition to Add to Favourites
(In reply to Vladimir Benes from comment #5)
> Is there any easy way how to add launchers to desktop?
It depends - launchers are just file, so they can be copied/linked to the desktop as any other files. However I'm not sure whether that should qualify as "easy", and obviously only works for existing launchers (while the report asks for launcher creation).
> If not can we add a menu entry (Add to Desktop) to menu in overview in addition
> to Add to Favourites
It is a bit more complex than you describe it here (check whether desktop icons are enabled, then check whether the launcher already exists to offer add/remove items), but possible. However it would again not be what the report is asking for, as this can only work for existing launchers.
We can add a menu item on the desktop context menu and show a dialog to create a desktop file.
This does not goes against upstream, so we can add it upstream directly.