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Pin applications to bottom panel using icon task applet


How do you pin applications, the likes of Firefox, Gimp and others to the bottom panel using the icon task list applet?

With the applications open, I right the icon on the bottom panel, but there is no pin to panel option.

Thanks for any help with this.


Sounds like this issue


Are these Firefox and Gimp snap instead of regular legacy apt/deb packages ?

Here I can pin those app’s in the icon task list applet but I don’t use snap.

Maybe just creating launchers ( .desktop files ) in ~/local/share/applications could be enough.
Launch your app from there and you should be able to pin it.

If no « pin » option, then use xprop and WM_CLASS…

I wonder if

  • it’s specific to plank or icon tasks list ?
  • specific to non deb/apt app’s ?
  • the WM_CLASS… should rather be mentioned « inside » the .desktop file, at StartupWMClass= line ?


Sorry for the late reply.

It does seem to be only with snap/flatpak versions, I did try creating a launcher for firefox in ~/local/share/applications.

Pin to panel appeared, but it did nothing when I clicked it.

Thanks for the help anyway, I might just use non-snap/flatpak versions.