asked Jul 14 '16 at 15:01 by cbfishes (71)


Very strange issue here... Running Bitwig on Linux (KXStudio). Long story short: When Bitwig is running, it doesn't have its own icon in my dock, taskbar, or anything else.

More details: It looks like there are two processes that run Bitwig; one is /opt/bitwig-studio/bitwig-studio and the other is /opt/bitwig-studio/bin/BitwigStudioEngine

I can edit the 'Bitwig Studio' .desktop file in /usr/share/applications/ to change the icon of the BitwigStudio process, but creating a .desktop file for the engine does not change anything. In my dock, taskbar, and window switcher, for Bitwig I just see a default icon (looks like a window with nothing in it).

Anybody else having this issue? It's a very minor one- doesn't affect using Bitwig at all, except trying to find it in a taskbar full of other icons.

Doubling this question. Same behaviour with my linux box. I played with different StartupWMClass attribute in desktop file but that does not help.

xprop gives me "" and "Bitwig Studio" WM_CLASS but setting StartupWMClass to this in desktop file don't help my launcher (Docky) to recognize Bitwig window.

UPDATE Found solution - remove quotes from Exec line of file /usr/share/applications/bitwig-studio.desktop


answered May 16 '17 at 15:31 by zezic (21)

edited Jul 26 '17 at 19:58

My solution (Ubuntu 16.04 vanilla) was to comment out the StartupWMClass line in /usr/share/applications/bitwig-studio.desktop.


answered Aug 20 '17 at 15:29 by grimus (11)

@zezic points to the right direction

On Ubuntu (Studio) 18.04 in file /usr/share/applications/bitwig-studio.desktop

StartupWMClass=Bitwig Studio

it should be without quotes (") to work for me

UPDATE this only worked until rebooting and then was not possible to be reproduced :(


answered Jan 21 at 22:14 by fas-bitwig (21)

edited Jan 25 at 16:48

Finally, I have a Bitwig icon that stays in Plank using absolute icon file path and the following settings in


[Desktop Entry]
Name=Bitwig Studio
Comment=Music Application
StartupWMClass=Bitwig Studio



answered Feb 25 at 11:08 by fas-bitwig (21)

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