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I want to use gnome dock only as a launching panel, I don't want it to show currently opened windows. That is it should be just bookmark bar for favorite applications. How do I do this?

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there is an extension in the gnome shell , may be this gonna help you

https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/79/hide-dash/

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no, it just hides it – Yrogirg Jun 2 '12 at 6:50

Try these two extensions:

https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/307/dash-to-dock/

https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/17/dock/

I had tried the latter for some time and it worked ok.

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how do I configure it to disable showing running applications? – Yrogirg Jun 2 '12 at 8:25
    
I don't know. Try asking in the extension page. – aroque Jun 2 '12 at 9:21

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