In Debian Squeeze, if I right clicked on something in the Applications menu I could lock it to the top bar. I upgraded to Debian Wheezy and now if I right click it just opens the program. I'm using Virtualbox, so maybe the right click just isn't working. I also said "debian gnome" because it looks different than the regular gnome I know.

So how can I create shortcuts in gnome 3/debian wheezy? I don't care if it's pinning it to the "top bar", or locking it in the "task bar" (bottom). And while I'm at it, is there a way I can get a shortcut to the desktop (preferably a button, which I had in Debian squeeze). I've googled for all sorts of combinations of "debian (or gnome) shortcut to desktop" and "debian (or gnome) pin to taskbar"


Use the Alt key together with the right-mouse.

On applications that should give you the possibility to Move/Remove. On the open area of the taskbar in Add to Panel…

  • Awesome thanks! (right click on the top bar was what I wanted) – Raekye May 31 '13 at 3:02
  • Oh any idea how to do this in Fedora (vanilla gnome if I'm not mistaken)? – Raekye May 31 '13 at 3:08
  • No, haven't used RedHat for over 10 years. – Anthon May 31 '13 at 3:28

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