I have been searching for a way to pin apps to a Budgie panel; not a plank, but a standard panel. Many sites claim that right-clicking on the app when it’s open (in the panel, of course) is supposed to do this. Or drag-and-drop from the menu is also mentioned as a solution. None of these “fixes” work for me.
Now, I don’t think this is limited to EOS/Arch systems. My NixOS and Debian Budgie systems have the same problem. Has anyone gotten this to work? Is there a Budgie/GNOME package that I’m missing? Since most of the aforementioned links are 3+ years old, I’m wondering if this functionality was removed.
I just installed Budgie, and here’s how to pin an app to the default panel. In this example, gedit
First, gedit must be active and on the Desktop. This puts an icon on the panel.
Next, right click on this icon. You will get the following dialog.
Notice it put AppMenu under the Center header. Click on AppMenu and get the Applet settings for AppMenu. Menu Icon let’s you change the panel icon to perhaps the EnOS double sail icon. Also, be sure to enable “Show Power-strip”.
Also, the center area of the window represents the panel. Top is the left of the panel, bottom is the right side of the panel. Once a panel Icon is highlighted, the up and down arrows at the top will move the icon to your desired positition. Click on the garbage can and the highlighted applet will be deleted from the panel.
Now you should have two “Window Panes” icons. Click on the middle one and see what AppMenu looks like. Kind of like Gnome 40’s app launcher.