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I'm not able to create desktop/Unity short cut for web applications using Chromium/Google Chrome web browser in Ubuntu 12.10.

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After some research on the internet I found how to create web apps desktop short cuts for Google Chrome/Chromium web browser in Ubuntu 12.10.

1. Install the application you want from Chrome Webstore and right click on the app icon and select create desktop short-cut.

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2. It will creates a desktop short-cut and it will not work on Ubuntu 12.10, we need to edit the

**chrome-applicationid here-Default.desktop
like file**

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3. Open the file using Gedit using this command

~$ gedit Desktop/chrome-aknpkdffaafgjchaibgeefbgmgeghloj-Default.desktop

(change the file name to yours application ID)

4. It will open the Gedit text editor and you will need to change first two lines of the text

#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open[Desktop Entry]

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[Desktop Entry]

5. Finally save the changes and you will be noticed the change of icon in the desktop and double click on it to run.

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Time for playing Angry Birds!

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