I right click on the app, but it just starts up. No way to add. I don't understand terminal, so how to add shortcuts to taskbar? Thanks

  • There is no Lubuntu 19, Ubuntu Core release haves are of yy in format (never more than one per year), but desktop/server releases have two per year (19.04 & 19.10 being 2019-April & 2019-October; the Configure Panel picture I used in the answer below is from my 19.10 Lubuntu install). – guiverc May 11 at 3:03

Right click on panel, go to Configure Panel and ensure you have "Quick Launch" widget enabled, then drag/drop menu items to the Quick Launch panel widget. Worry about the order of the dropped programs after adding them (you can move left-right then)

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Even better, look up the documentation (written by someone who's a better writer than me)


  • I have the quick launch widget in there. But it still wont work. Any ideas? – Russ Smith May 11 at 3:17
  • I try to drag it onto the panel, but it wont let me - has he circle and red line through it so it is not being allowed. – Russ Smith May 11 at 3:18
  • You're possibly missing the quicklaunch widget, if positioned over where the quicklaunch widget, the red-X-circle changes to a blue-green-+ symbol, where I can 'let go' of left-mouse-button and the quick-launch expands with the added item. – guiverc May 11 at 3:25
  • I can drag it onto my desktop. But the entire task bar is restricted. Cannot put it there – Russ Smith May 11 at 3:45
  • And it wont even launch from the desktop shortcut I made. Oh Linux,, why do you always have to be like this.. – Russ Smith May 11 at 3:47

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