When a user is new to Ubuntu or other Linux, S/He have to face many even simple problems. For example we may already know how to pin a application shortcut to windows task bar but some of new Ubuntu Linux don’t know how to do it. It’s very important because it let’s us to access a software instantly without delay. So we should make use of this benefit. Remember the tutorial I showed here should also applied for all other Ubuntu derivatives including Linux mint, Back Track, Ultimate Edition etc.

ubuntu panel shortcuts

Before you go ahead I want to ask you, “Do you know how to run any operating system without restarting your computer?” I mean you can run multiple OS on your desktop without making changes to you current windows.

Add a Quick Application Launcher Shortcut to Ubuntu Panel :

(For example, I will add Recycle Bin to my taskbar)

1. Right click on “Taskbar” then click on “Add to Panel“. Then from the list select you app and click on “Add“. Then you are done.

 

Right click on task bar

Right click on task bar

Click on "Add to panel"

Click on “Add to panel”

Select your desired program and add it.

Select your desired program and add it.

Now see recycle bin is added to my panel.

recycle bin is added to my task bar

recycle bin is added to my task bar

Then you are done.

What to do if you don’t find your desired application at the list?

Just go to “Application” then find out your app and right-click on it and select “Add this launcher to panel“.

another easy way to add any program to panel

another easy way to add any program to panel

How to move and arrange the task bar shortcut:

Just right-click on the icon and select “Move” to move it to another position. If you cannot move it, please uncheck “Lock this“.

right click on the icon

right click on the icon

My recycle bin is arranged

My recycle bin is arranged

Those all about the topic. Feel free to leave comment for further problems.

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Jaber is a tech enthusiast, geek and web worm from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is the founder and Chief-Editor of TechGainer. While he is away from his keyboard, either he's fishing or messing with wildlife. In case, you can contact him at rijans[at]techgainer[dot]com.