Programs disappear when I pin them to the taskbar

Hello if i put my programs on the taskbar they disappear in the menu. How can I stop them from doing that?


When You delete it from the Taskbar does it come back to Your Menu Overview?

yes .

but I want it both on the taskbar and in the menu

That's the new way GNOME desktop works. One place to find the software eliminating duplication. I like it that way so I don't mind but I would not know how to go back to the way they did it before. Maybe there is some sort of extension for that? I found one to make the scrolling of work spaces to be vertical which makes more sense to me for a desktop set up and not a tablet.

This is an excellent example of the diversity of human workflow needs.
One user prefers it, while I cannot fathom having an application be removed from the app menu just because the user created a shortcut for it.
This is why customization options should be encouraged, not disparaged.

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yes this is so true.
Do you know how I can get the programms to not disappear?

I am not sure, since I do not deal with Gnome much.
What does the .desktop file say for a Pinned application?
You will find the desktop files in /usr/shar/applications

While you are at it, also check your home directory ~/.local/share/applications and see if the pinned apps have a home copy of the desktop file that includes different parameters that are prioritized over the system /usr/share/applications files.

I tryed it with staem and in /usr/shar/applications I could find it but in ~/.local/share/applications there it in not.
But just to clarify, I don't mean the desktop. I mean the other menu.

The Activities Overview or the Application Menu rely on the applications .desktop file.

Can you please relay the contents of the .desktop file for the application in question?

Oh, sorry, I misunderstood the question.
this is for /usr/shar/applications:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Steam
Comment=Application for managing and playing games on Steam
Comment[pt_BR]=Aplicativo para jogar e gerenciar jogos no Steam
Comment[bg]=Приложение за ръководене и пускане на игри в Steam
Comment[cs]=Aplikace pro spravování a hraní her ve službě Steam
Comment[da]=Applikation til at håndtere og spille spil på Steam
Comment[nl]=Applicatie voor het beheer en het spelen van games op Steam
Comment[fi]=Steamin pelien hallintaan ja pelaamiseen tarkoitettu sovellus
Comment[fr]=Application de gestion et d'utilisation des jeux sur Steam
Comment[de]=Anwendung zum Verwalten und Spielen von Spielen auf Steam
Comment[el]=Εφαρμογή διαχείρισης παιχνιδιών στο Steam
Comment[hu]=Alkalmazás a Steames játékok futtatásához és kezeléséhez
Comment[it]=Applicazione per la gestione e l'esecuzione di giochi su Steam
Comment[ja]=Steam 上でゲームを管理&プレイするためのアプリケーション
Comment[ko]=Steam에 있는 게임을 관리하고 플레이할 수 있는 응용 프로그램
Comment[no]=Program for å administrere og spille spill på Steam
Comment[pt_PT]=Aplicação para organizar e executar jogos no Steam
Comment[pl]=Aplikacja do zarządzania i uruchamiania gier na platformie Steam
Comment[ro]=Aplicație pentru administrarea și jucatul jocurilor pe Steam
Comment[ru]=Приложение для игр и управления играми в Steam
Comment[es]=Aplicación para administrar y ejecutar juegos en Steam
Comment[sv]=Ett program för att hantera samt spela spel på Steam
Comment[zh_CN]=管理和进行 Steam 游戏的应用程序
Comment[zh_TW]=管理並執行 Steam 遊戲的應用程式
Comment[th]=โปรแกรมสำหรับจัดการและเล่นเกมบน Steam
Comment[tr]=Steam üzerinden oyun oynama ve düzenleme uygulaması
Comment[uk]=Програма для керування іграми та запуску ігор у Steam
Comment[vi]=Ứng dụng để quản lý và chơi trò chơi trên Steam
Exec=/usr/games/steam %U
Icon=steam
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Network;FileTransfer;Game;
MimeType=x-scheme-handler/steam;x-scheme-handler/steamlink;
Actions=Store;Community;Library;Servers;Screenshots;News;Settings;BigPicture;Friends;
Keywords=Games
PrefersNonDefaultGPU=true
X-KDE-RunOnDiscreteGpu=true

[Desktop Action Store]
Name=Store
Name[pt_BR]=Loja
Name[bg]=Магазин
Name[cs]=Obchod
Name[da]=Butik
Name[nl]=Winkel
Name[fi]=Kauppa
Name[fr]=Magasin
Name[de]=Shop
Name[el]=ΚΑΤΑΣΤΗΜΑ
Name[hu]=Áruház
Name[it]=Negozio
Name[ja]=ストア
Name[ko]=상점
Name[no]=Butikk
Name[pt_PT]=Loja
Name[pl]=Sklep
Name[ro]=Magazin
Name[ru]=Магазин
Name[es]=Tienda
Name[sv]=Butik
Name[zh_CN]=商店
Name[zh_TW]=商店
Name[th]=ร้านค้า
Name[tr]=Mağaza
Name[uk]=Крамниця
Name[vi]=Cửa hàng
Exec=/usr/games/steam steam://store

[Desktop Action Community]
Name=Community
Name[pt_BR]=Comunidade
Name[bg]=Общност
Name[cs]=Komunita
Name[da]=Fællesskab
Name[nl]=Community
Name[fi]=Yhteisö
Name[fr]=Communauté
Name[de]=Community
Name[el]=Κοινότητα
Name[hu]=Közösség
Name[it]=Comunità
Name[ja]=コミュニティ
Name[ko]=커뮤니티
Name[no]=Samfunn
Name[pt_PT]=Comunidade
Name[pl]=Społeczność
Name[ro]=Comunitate
Name[ru]=Сообщество
Name[es]=Comunidad
Name[sv]=Gemenskap
Name[zh_CN]=社区
Name[zh_TW]=社群
Name[th]=ชุมชน
Name[tr]=Topluluk
Name[uk]=Спільнота
Name[vi]=Cộng đồng
Exec=/usr/games/steam steam://url/SteamIDControlPage

[Desktop Action Library]
Name=Library
Name[pt_BR]=Biblioteca
Name[bg]=Библиотека
Name[cs]=Knihovna
Name[da]=Bibliotek
Name[nl]=Bibliotheek
Name[fi]=Kokoelma
Name[fr]=Bibliothèque
Name[de]=Bibliothek
Name[el]=Συλλογή
Name[hu]=Könyvtár
Name[it]=Libreria
Name[ja]=ライブラリ
Name[ko]=라이브러리
Name[no]=Bibliotek
Name[pt_PT]=Biblioteca
Name[pl]=Biblioteka
Name[ro]=Colecţie
Name[ru]=Библиотека
Name[es]=Biblioteca
Name[sv]=Bibliotek
Name[zh_CN]=库
Name[zh_TW]=收藏庫
Name[th]=คลัง
Name[tr]=Kütüphane
Name[uk]=Бібліотека
Name[vi]=Thư viện
Exec=/usr/games/steam steam://open/games

[Desktop Action Servers]
Name=Servers
Name[pt_BR]=Servidores
Name[bg]=Сървъри
Name[cs]=Servery
Name[da]=Servere
Name[nl]=Servers
Name[fi]=Palvelimet
Name[fr]=Serveurs
Name[de]=Server
Name[el]=Διακομιστές
Name[hu]=Szerverek
Name[it]=Server
Name[ja]=サーバー
Name[ko]=서버
Name[no]=Tjenere
Name[pt_PT]=Servidores
Name[pl]=Serwery
Name[ro]=Servere
Name[ru]=Серверы
Name[es]=Servidores
Name[sv]=Servrar
Name[zh_CN]=服务器
Name[zh_TW]=伺服器
Name[th]=เซิร์ฟเวอร์
Name[tr]=Sunucular
Name[uk]=Сервери
Name[vi]=Máy chủ
Exec=/usr/games/steam steam://open/servers

[Desktop Action Screenshots]
Name=Screenshots
Name[pt_BR]=Capturas de tela
Name[bg]=Снимки
Name[cs]=Snímky obrazovky
Name[da]=Skærmbilleder
Name[nl]=Screenshots
Name[fi]=Kuvankaappaukset
Name[fr]=Captures d'écran
Name[de]=Screenshots
Name[el]=Φωτογραφίες
Name[hu]=Képernyőmentések
Name[it]=Screenshot
Name[ja]=スクリーンショット
Name[ko]=스크린샷
Name[no]=Skjermbilder
Name[pt_PT]=Capturas de ecrã
Name[pl]=Zrzuty ekranu
Name[ro]=Capturi de ecran
Name[ru]=Скриншоты
Name[es]=Capturas
Name[sv]=Skärmdumpar
Name[zh_CN]=截图
Name[zh_TW]=螢幕擷圖
Name[th]=ภาพหน้าจอ
Name[tr]=Ekran Görüntüleri
Name[uk]=Скріншоти
Name[vi]=Ảnh chụp
Exec=/usr/games/steam steam://open/screenshots

[Desktop Action News]
Name=News
Name[pt_BR]=Notícias
Name[bg]=Новини
Name[cs]=Zprávy
Name[da]=Nyheder
Name[nl]=Nieuws
Name[fi]=Uutiset
Name[fr]=Actualités
Name[de]=Neuigkeiten
Name[el]=Νέα
Name[hu]=Hírek
Name[it]=Notizie
Name[ja]=ニュース
Name[ko]=뉴스
Name[no]=Nyheter
Name[pt_PT]=Novidades
Name[pl]=Aktualności
Name[ro]=Știri
Name[ru]=Новости
Name[es]=Noticias
Name[sv]=Nyheter
Name[zh_CN]=新闻
Name[zh_TW]=新聞
Name[th]=ข่าวสาร
Name[tr]=Haberler
Name[uk]=Новини
Name[vi]=Tin tức
Exec=/usr/games/steam steam://open/news

[Desktop Action Settings]
Name=Settings
Name[pt_BR]=Configurações
Name[bg]=Настройки
Name[cs]=Nastavení
Name[da]=Indstillinger
Name[nl]=Instellingen
Name[fi]=Asetukset
Name[fr]=Paramètres
Name[de]=Einstellungen
Name[el]=Ρυθμίσεις
Name[hu]=Beállítások
Name[it]=Impostazioni
Name[ja]=設定
Name[ko]=설정
Name[no]=Innstillinger
Name[pt_PT]=Definições
Name[pl]=Ustawienia
Name[ro]=Setări
Name[ru]=Настройки
Name[es]=Parámetros
Name[sv]=Inställningar
Name[zh_CN]=设置
Name[zh_TW]=設定
Name[th]=การตั้งค่า
Name[tr]=Ayarlar
Name[uk]=Налаштування
Name[vi]=Thiết lập
Exec=/usr/games/steam steam://open/settings

[Desktop Action BigPicture]
Name=Big Picture
Exec=/usr/games/steam steam://open/bigpicture

[Desktop Action Friends]
Name=Friends
Name[pt_BR]=Amigos
Name[bg]=Приятели
Name[cs]=Přátelé
Name[da]=Venner
Name[nl]=Vrienden
Name[fi]=Kaverit
Name[fr]=Amis
Name[de]=Freunde
Name[el]=Φίλοι
Name[hu]=Barátok
Name[it]=Amici
Name[ja]=フレンド
Name[ko]=친구
Name[no]=Venner
Name[pt_PT]=Amigos
Name[pl]=Znajomi
Name[ro]=Prieteni
Name[ru]=Друзья
Name[es]=Amigos
Name[sv]=Vänner
Name[zh_CN]=好友
Name[zh_TW]=好友
Name[th]=เพื่อน
Name[tr]=Arkadaşlar
Name[uk]=Друзі
Name[vi]=Bạn bè
Exec=/usr/games/steam steam://open/friends

This is for ~/.local/share/applications (but it is named "Steam Linux Runtime 3.0 (sniper)" instead of "Steam"):

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Steam Linux Runtime 3.0 (sniper)
Comment=Play this game on Steam
Exec=steam steam://rungameid/1628350
Icon=steam
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Game;

This is normal...

This entry is for Proton which enables compatibility for running Steam Games (formatted for Windows OS) on GnuLinux.

Everything there is normal and in place, so the cause may be in the Gnome Shell or Dash to Dock extension.

I am not very familiar with too many of the inner workings of Gnome. There may be a setting you can configure. Have you explored the default Settings application or Gnome Tweaks?
Otherwise, we may need to do a lot of websearching to see if others disabled that change...

I explored the default settings and the zorin appearance settings, but found nothing.
But I dont know what gnome tweaks is?

It can be installed with

sudo apt install gnome-tweaks

It includes additional configurations or settings for Gnome.

oh for me its called "optimirungen", but there I also found no option for that.

As far as I know this should be like that. That is the Idea for using it.

Gnome Tweaks = Optimierungen Yes, this is right.

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