can you save an href as a side bar link? drag drop does not work

Asked by teknopaul

I consider GMail to be an application as with github and other web pages that are more services. I would like windows + 4 to open gmail. Is that already possible?

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dazza5000 (darran-kelinske) said :

There is a list of applications and services that can be added to the unity launcher:

On that page you can see the following:

Google Services Launcher

A custom launcher for common services like gmail, calendar, composing a new message.

Create a new file by opening Text Editor and paste the following text into it:


Name[en_US]=Google Services (Gmail)

[Compose Shortcut Group]
Name=Compose New Message
Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --app=''

[Contacts Shortcut Group]
Name=Gmail Contacts
Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --app=''

[Calendar Shortcut Group]
Name=Google Calendar
Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --app=''
Save the file with this folder location and name:

Drag and Drop this file onto the launcher by navigating to ~/.local/share/applications/ in File Manager.

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