Linux is a free and open source operating system; think of it as Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac but free and open source. One of the major features of Linux is the availability of many distros which serve the specific needs of the various users.
Linux Mint is the most popular Linux distro according to distrowatch.com (http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mint). If you’re new to Linux and wondering about what is a Linux distro; think of a distro as a distinct flavor of Linux that has its own advantages and in some cases its uses. For example Android is a Linux distro that is optimized for touchable devices (Phones, tablets, TVs, Cars and now watches).
This post will present a step by step guide on how to pin programs to the Linux Mint Panel.
Step One: Browse to the program you want to pin from Menu >> Applications.
Step Two: Now, you’ve two options; you can either drag then drop the program to any empty space in the panel, or you can right-click the program and select “Add to panel”.
Step Three: Left click the icon of the program that we’ve added to the panel in the last step, and then drag and drop it to a new place in the panel where you want.
Step Four: Finally, right click the icon of the program you’ve added to the panel in step two and select “Lock to Panel”.
Now, you’ve successfully pinned the program you want to have quick access to the Linux Mint panel.