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

Asked by teknopaul on 2011-09-02

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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2011-09-02
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2011-09-07
dazza5000 (darran-kelinske) said : #1

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

http://askubuntu.com/questions/35488/list-of-custom-launchers-quicklists-for-unity

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:

X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts=Compose;Contacts;Calendar

Name[en_US]=Google Services (Gmail)

[Compose Shortcut Group]
Name=Compose New Message
Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --app='https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#compose'
TargetEnvironment=Unity

[Contacts Shortcut Group]
Name=Gmail Contacts
Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --app='http://www.google.com/contacts'
TargetEnvironment=Unity

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

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

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