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How do I create a desktop shortcut by dragging the favicon, in Linux?

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When I attempt to follow the instructions at this link: <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/create-desktop-shortcut-website?esab=a&s=desktop+shortcuts&r=0&as=s>, all I get is a copy of the web page saved to the location I'm dragging to. How do I get it to create a shortcut that will open up the URL in Firefox, as expected from that link, instead?

I'm using Linux Mint 11, with XFCE 4.8, Thunar file explorer and Firefox 15.0.1.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
  • Gecko Media Player 1.0.0Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
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