A dock is an application manager that sits on one side of the screen. Generally, docks don't stretch all the way across the screen, and group the windows for applications into single icons. Some well-known docks include Docky/Plank, Cairo Dock, and AWN.

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Dustbin in Dash or Dock, How?

How can I get a dustbin in the Dash, Dock or Tray, whatever you call it? To be specific: Not on the desktop. I do know that already but is not what I mean. I'm using 14.04 Gnome. Thanks in advance.
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Games launched from Steam in Ubuntu are grouped with the other Steam windows

When I launch a game with Steam the game window is automatically grouped with the other Steam windows. I'd like the game windows to have they're own icon in the pager and dock, seperate from the ...
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Prevent force-close an app or Reopen an app upon close

I have a custom dock, and I have virtually disabled the unity launcher, by disabling all the shortcuts that have access to launcher/dash/hud. But now I want the dock application to reopen as soon as ...
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Busy mouse on dock after opening text files

When opening text files (via double-click) from Nautilus, I noticed some strange behavior. While the text editor is opening the file, the Nautilus window shows the "busy" cursor — and so does ...
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Dock with launcher

I was wondering if there is any dock such as AWN that has an available plug-in for an OS X Launchpad-style application launcher? I tried searching online, but not much came up in terms of what I was ...
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Close to dock without quitting like MacOS

Is there a way to make Ubuntu close application windows without actually quitting them and show them as active/open applications on the dock like on a Mac? I use a Mac at work and I want my Ubuntu ...
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External Display on HP 2013 UltraSlim-Docking Station with Ubuntu

I have an Elitebook 840 G1 with Dual ATI + AMD graphics and HP 2013 UltraSlim-Docking Station. I want to plug external monitor to the one of Displayports located on the Dock. The external monitor ...
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xfce: Show window borders on maximised windows

I am using a Plank dock at the bottom of my screen and set it to never hide because I want to use it instead of a normal taskbar. This causes even maximised windows to not overlap it. You can clearly ...
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upgraded software - dock is gone, cannot use terminal

So, I have a huge problem. After installing some software updates, my dock is gone and my terminal is unusable - its the orange (sometimes white) block to the right in the screenshot. I have NO(!) ...
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Which dock is lighter in RAM and CPU usage?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit). I have 1GB RAM, 3GHz Intel P4 processor. I know that different docks are available from this question. Docky Avant Window Navigator Cairo-Dock etc... and so ...
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After failed upgrade 13.10 to 14.04 multiple errors and no dock + cant apt-get

After a failed upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 I can boot to the login screen, but after login I am greeted with 20+ 'System problem detected' which I can report, but this report fails. To go with this, ...
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No dock in XUbuntu 14.04

I have installed XUbuntu 14.04, but do not have a dock at the bottom of the screen. Has the dock been removed in Xubuntu 14.04
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Can't read highlighted text in Cairo-Dock

Linux newbie here. I'm running Cairo-Dock in lubuntu 13.10, and am quite pleased with it so far... except for one issue: When I select options from a menu, the "highlighted" text turns bright white, ...
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Minimized apps not showing on cairo dock

How do I have Cairo dock show minimized applications, like Docky does? Docky shows "dot" when application opened or minimized.
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Ubuntu Touch Desktop/Dock Mode

I recently installed Ubuntu Touch dualboot on my Nexus 4. I am considering buying a Slimport HDMI adapter and want to know if Desktop (Dock) mode is functional in the latest release of Ubuntu Touch ...
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Non-translucent dock

Is there an option to have non-translucent dock when I have an application maximized? I have combed through System Settings and nothing remotely refers to that. By the way I am running Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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How do I get a search button on dock applications?

I've used Docky and GLX-Dock (because i want a dock on the bottom, not the side) but I can't figure out how to add the search button to either of them. I'd like either suggestions for dock apps that ...
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Adding unity-dock shortcuts at static place

I would like to add a shortcut in my Unity Dock (the left panel), but right on top of the trash icon, in the "static" zone of the dock. A picture is worth a thousand words : Can you help me ...
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make: *** No rule to make --target `build' error

When I setting up development environment in docker, I got a problem like this: cd docker sudo make build make: *** No rule to make target `build'. Stop.
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Remove dead link in Unity dock

I had libre office calc locked to my launcher dock but when I removed libre office the icon stayed on the dock and now I cannot remove it. Right clicking on it gives me the option "unlock from ...
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Why the need for a reboot with new HDD dock?

Why is it necessary to reboot the computer for the OS to see a new HDD dock with a new HDD attached? Background for the question: I recently purchased a new 3TB HDD. When docking it in my old HDD ...
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Adding a xkill icon in gnome-shell's dock

First of all, sorry for my English. I'm trying to add an icon in the gnome-shell's dock (with Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10) for the command line app xkill, but it doesn't work, since it is a terminal ...
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How do i change the hold delay to move an unity launcher icon?

I need to increase the hold delay to move an icon in the unity launcher in ubuntu 13.10. How do i do that ? I need this because of latency of remote desktop access : a short click acts as a long one ...
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Dock icons settings lost after reboot

I have installed 12.04 on my desktop machine, everything works fine except for a few annoyances. All modifications I do to my dock (I add/remove icons) are lost upon reboot/logout. If it helps, I've ...
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How to add a program to Cairo Dock

I want to add VLC and other programs to the Cairo Dock but I don't know how. I have accidentally removed Terminal from the dock and I want to get it back. I am using Gnome Desktop.
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Does Ubuntu Touch support docking?

Are the features of Ubuntu for Android included in Ubuntu touch? Like going into a full desktop? I'm a bit confused.
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Why doesn't dock show on fresh 13.04?

I just put Ubuntu 13.4 on a dell optiplex 170L with Pentium 4 and 1GB of RAM. The installation went fine but it does not show the dock or the top bar.
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How to fill an invisible/empty icon in unity launcher that appeared while trying to dock a launcher?

A couple of days ago I was attempting to add an application to the unity launcher from the unity dash and instead of adding the app it created an "empty icon"(blank space) in the launcher there is no ...
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How could I create a docklet or Icon in the Unity

I have think about what Dock I should install for Ubuntu. Then I think ok why should I install one there is already one on the left side. But now my question, how can I intigrate my own docklet's or ...
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after update ubuntu 13.04 my pc doesn't show the dock bar won't show

after update Ubuntu 13.04 which is freshly installed, not showing dock bar and upper bar which is really annoying. i reinstall Ubuntu 3rd time ,but every time the problem happens. i don't know whether ...
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Secondary battery not found?

I've got a Asus TX300 running Ubuntu 13.04. This is a laptop tablet hybrid which has secondary battery in the dock. This battery is not detected by Ubuntu as far as I can see. Ran this while docked: ...
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Add “Application Menu” to dock? [duplicate]

I currently have a love/hate thing going on with Ubuntu - I like the fact is has a strong userbase, good support and looks polished, but am frustrated by a handful of user interface issues I wish I ...
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My unity pannel on cairo dock doesnt work

I just upgraded my Ubuntu to 13.04 and installed mac theme from Noobslab and installed Cairo Dock. The problem is when I log in I only find Cairo Gnome and I need Cairo Unity Pannel. Please Respond, ...
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How Do I Change Icons in the Dock “Plank”?

I'm wondering how I change icons for specifically the dock "Plank". I've only managed to find a way to change theme, but not icons for the actual applications in the dock. Is it possible? If so, how ...
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Replace ubuntu unity launcher with dock

I know it is possible to disable/move unity launcher in ubuntu 11.10, but what about 13.04? I would like to completely disable unity launcher and use some sort of dock, or move unity launcher to the ...
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AWN dock doesn't differentiate the active window

I have installed Avant Window Navigator 0.4.1 in Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit) and am pretty much satisfied with its looks. But one thing that is lacking is, it fails to differentiate the current or active ...
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How can I make Unity dock notifications more visible? [duplicate]

By default dock icons of applications where something is going on have a very faint glow effect. Is there any way to make them stand out more? Like jump around, have a colored arrow or something like ...
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How do I move the dock in GNOME Shell [closed]

10 and I'm just trying to get it the way I want it. To this end I have decided to use the gome-session-manager instead of Ubuntu. I am currently using the dock shell extension but it is in a really ...
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Hiding the sidebar in Ubuntu

I have two questions : First, I wanted to hide Ubuntu’s side-bar, so I set the settings in appearance to 'autohide'. The side bar did indeed disappear but when I roll over the left side, the side bar ...
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Cairo Dock: White outline on selected icons?

I installed Cairo Dock and it's working fine, but I'm seeing a white outline on selected icons. I've searched, but cannot find the file (s) associated with this outline. Any ideas? Thanks!
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How to reduce Dock bar size? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the size of Unity 2D launcher icons? I 'm not getting Dock bar resizing option in system settings>>Appearance>>behaviour Do I need to install anything ...
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Stack docklet in ubuntu 12.04 unity

I remember that ubuntu with gnome 2.3 was having an awesome app called " docky". It was great but unity is much better for me now, so I'm just asking if there's any way to make a stack docklet like ...
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How can I move the gnome dock to the left side?

I installed the gnome panel: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/17/dock/ but its on the right side, which is quite annoying becaus it alway popps up when using the scrollbar. How can I move it to ...
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Can I move the workspace switcher icon to the top of the Unity launcher

I would like to move the Workspace switcher icon from the bottom to the top of my Unity dock bar. Is this possible? Drag and drop does not work. Thanks!
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How to get rid of the launcher in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the Unity launcher? Can I get rid of the launcher in Unity? I have this dock installed (on the right in my screenshot) and i'd like it to completely ...
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Disable dash docking feature in gnome shell

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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Is there anyway to create screen space for Plank dock like in Mac OS X?

I want Plank to work like the dock in Mac OS X (and Gnome Panel-Docklet 13) so that maximised windows won't cover the dock.
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Make LibreOffice A single button that when clicked offers choices and what type of document to open

I know that I've done this on a previous install of Ubuntu, but for the life of me, I can't find it. Basically I want the options like when you right click LibreOffice Writer and the New Document ...
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Cairo dock for Ubuntu 12.04

I was using Ubuntu 11.10 with cairo dock version 2.4 without a problem. Now, after the upgrade via a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 with cairo dock 3.x the system freezes and i have to restart. ...
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Eclipse/PyDev not showing up correctly

I recently installed Eclipse from the Software Center in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and then setup PyDev from there. The application itself seems to be working okay, but its launcher icon shows no carets or ...