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Old 05-18-2017, 03:56 AM   #1
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why do i still have trouble pinning a browser to task bar


Why is it that in Linux or Zorin we can not pin a browser or any program direct to the task bar like we can in windows. I have been trying to do this and follow directions and they do not work. Again why is it that there is not a easy way to do this.
 
Old 05-18-2017, 05:04 AM   #2
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Functionality like that is dependent on the desktop environment you are using.

So, which desktop environment are you using? And which instructions did you try to follow?
 
Old 05-18-2017, 06:45 AM   #3
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I have zorin 9.0 lite and have tried different things that I found when searching the web for how to pin a browser to the task bar or to the bottom panel. You can get many ideas and I have tried most of them but again I do not understand most of the language that they are using.
 
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I know what you mean about language. When you say "task bar", I understand that as the area on the panel that lists the current programs in the current workspace! What you want is a launcher icon on the panel!

Zorin Lite is using the LXDE desktop, which I find one of the most confusing to configure. This seems to do what you want (I can't check it still works, as I don't have LXDE)
http://www.ipernity.com/blog/67098/278902

Linux being versatile, you can put also an icon on the desktop
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/How_to_make_...on_the_desktop

Or you can do what I do, and have a keyboard shortcut (use the Super key, which you'll know as the Windows key): for my file browser I use Super-f and Super-h to go straight to /home
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXShortCut
 
Old 05-18-2017, 12:17 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by br8ton2w View Post
Why is it that in Linux or Zorin we can not pin a browser or any program direct to the task bar like we can in windows.
first of all, it is possible.
but to directly answer your question:
linux is not windows. linux will never be a 1:1 exact copy of windows.
 
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