Windows type shortcuts to files and folders

Colin Law clanlaw at
Tue Mar 3 09:05:45 UTC 2015

On 2 March 2015 at 15:40, Johan Kriel <jek at> wrote:
> I would like to suggest the availability of shortcuts to files and folders
> (like those used in Windows) also in addition to the currently available
> symbolic links. Symbolic links do have their useful place, but they can also
> be a real pain in the ass on occasion. For example, I regularly have to jump
> back and forth several times during the day between two or more folders.
> Using Ubuntu symlinks for this purpose just takes me deeper and deeper into
> an artificial directory structure with an ever increasing path length.
> Windows type shortcuts, which jumps directly to another folder using the
> normal path, would work much better in this case. Please consider this. It
> would help a lot.

Do you mean just a .desktop file that runs nautilus and opens the
required folder?


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