How to add desktop shortcut icons in GNOME?

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Issue

  • How to add desktop shortcut Icons in RHEL 7?
  • How to add Icons from the applications drop down to the Desktop?
  • In RHEL 8, how can I create shortcuts for those applications users need one-click access to?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • GNOME 3

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