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I am using OpenBox WM and I am looking for some simple dock application (that could be used along with OpenBox) that has this icon "pinning" feature. It can also be a panel. So far I have found this:

  • Docky - it's fine but it needs compositing manager

  • wbar - compiles but isn't working for me (does not appear), and I am not sure if it has the "pin" feature

Any other tools that can do this?

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Docks that need compositing can be run on OpenBox WM with xcompmgr – iamsid Nov 24 '10 at 14:51
Yeah I know but this combination turned out its problematic on upgraded Fedora 14. – lzap Nov 24 '10 at 15:46
@lzap: You should describe what “icon pinning” means (your question is now the first Google hit!). – Gilles Nov 24 '10 at 19:39
Okay - I have an icon on the panel so I can start an application with it. Now - when I start the app the icon "changes" from a starter to a task automatically. – lzap Nov 25 '10 at 9:32
Or in other way - icon on the taskbar (I prefer icons) can be "pinned" so when I quit an application the icon remains there and I can restart the app with it. – lzap Nov 25 '10 at 9:34
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Docks that do not require compositing:

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The tint2 looks good. The only question is pinning here. – lzap Nov 24 '10 at 15:17
Tint2 is my answer. Thanks for all. – lzap Apr 15 '11 at 10:22

adeskbar; dock on a diet bmpanel; tint2 like panel but with 'pinning' possible

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Have you tried Avant Window Navigator / AWN? It has the pinning feature you're after and does not require compositing although doesn't work well without it (for example you can't customise the theme). So far it's the best panel I've come across, mainly because of the pinning feature :)

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