Reliable method to put links on desktop for Ubuntu 14
Ubuntu 14.04 uses Unity UI with its sidebar integrating access links to most used applications. Using icons on the desktop is then less useful, but is still an interesting way to access less used applications.
Adding those links on Desktop is not so easy to handle with latest ubuntu versions, and depending on the way to do, it creates wrong links, or links are not created at all with this kind of error message :
All applications can be accessed through directory /usr/share/applications thanks to a group of files equivalent to links . It’s then possible to copy one of those links on the desktop to have it done correctly
To do so :