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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.


#5

hi,
same here, I did the workaround of fossfreedom (post #2) but still no options by right clic on the firefox icon to pin it. Hope it will be fixed soon.


#6

You have installed the snap version of Firefox. Install the repository version and all will work.


#7

thx fossfreedom, but which firefox ppa do you recommend.
I looked for some but the results are very confusing.


#8

sudo apt install firefox

No need to install from a PPA. Hope that helps.


#9

ok, done. thank you.


#10

…sadly another reason for not recommending snap…


#11

@fossfreedom Has xprop been deprecated/removed in 18.10? I can’t seem to find it, at least in apt.


#12

still in 18.10 - do check that you have the x11-utils package installed