Pin running apps by dragging them to the "launchers area"

Registered by mojo2012 on 2010-03-09

The Dock on Mac OS X distinguishes two areas: the "pinned" apps and the ones that are running, but not pinned. If you close a pinned app it stays where it was. If you close a not-pinned app, it disappears. So far, so good - that's the same way as DockbarX works.
But Dock has a small nice feature: if you drag a not-pinned app to the area where the pinned apps are, it gets automatically pinned and stays there even when closed.

In DockbarX you can also drag not-pinned apps but the icon will disappear as soon as the app is closed.

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Matias: Is it not easy enough to right-click to pin applications? In mac OS you'll drag icons to different areas to do lots of stuff, installing applications by dragging an icon to the application folder for example. It's concistent that you'll pin stuff by dragging as well. I can't think of any situations in gnome where you'll change the state of stuff by dragging (dragging is simply used for copying or moving or similar stuff). Pin by dragging would IMHO be inconsistent in gnome.

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