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Pin applications to bottom panel using icon task applet


#1

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.


#2

Sounds like this issue


#3

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 ?

#4

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.