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I installed Atom text editor on my Ubuntu machine, but I don't see the shortcut either on Desktop or launcher. How to create Desktop shortcut?

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To create desktop shortcut, gnome-panel package is required. You need to install it first and then you can create shortcut.

For installation, do the followings...
- Open the terminal (ALT+CTRL+T) and type the following command...
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-panel

- Then type the following command...
gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Desktop/ --create-new

-It will open a pop-up window. In the pop-up window,keep type=application, Name=Atom,Command=the location of the executable. (use which command to find the location) and then hit OK button. It will create the desktop shortcut.