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How to Pin Programs to Panel (BUDGIE)

Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:48 pm

In this example I will be using Firefox Nightly

1. Download your Program
2. Extract the Program to a Directory ('home' directory, in my case)
3. Make a new .desktop file in .local/share/applications

I called mine:
Firefox Nightly.desktop

Then I added this text to the file:
[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Launch Nightly
Name=Firefox Nightly

The most important entry here is the Exec=/home/antech/firefox-59.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64/firefox/firefox Check your Exec=/matches/your/program/executable it maybe different to mine, also your icon may be in a different location, so you will need to change its path.

4. Double click the file you just created and select the trust & execute button, if you did everything right, the program will start.
5. You can now right click the icon in the panel & select pin to panel.

This gives me a 'pin to panel' option every time.
I did try doing this with the menu editor but for some reason, pin to panel was not available, maybe a bug or by design ?

Please give feedback so I can maybe do a video tutorial, thanks.

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Re: How to Pin Programs to Panel (BUDGIE)

Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:35 pm

Ty, worked with Waterfox.

I couldn't open links from external programs like Discord but adding %u at the end of Exec line did the trick.

I.e. Exec=/home/antech/firefox-59.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64/firefox/firefox %u

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Re: How to Pin Programs to Panel (BUDGIE)

Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:51 am

Can't pin Firefox Nightly or Vivaldi snapshot.

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