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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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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Remove the Anchor icon in Docky

Can I remove the Anchor icon from my Docky dock?
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Unity icon pointer locations in file system

I know this could be considered a duplicate question in some respects, but I registered for this forum for this specific question. I am new to Linux/Ubuntu, but I have found the reasonable ...
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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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Can't add Sublime Text to the Gnome Shell Dock

I've downloaded Sublime Text for Linux (32bit) and put it in /opt, linked it in /usr/bin and currently I can start it by typing sublime_text in console. Whenever I start it its icon appears in the ...
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How to automatically switch monitors with my laptop dock

I have a Dell Precision M4300 with a Dell Dock PRO1X running Ubuntu Natty. When I have the laptop docked the lcd display is off and I use two external monitors however when I undock the laptop it ...
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Only show current workspace applications in Avant Window Navigator

In AWN is it possible to only show applications that are on the current workspace? I know its possible in Docky, but can't find any config for AWN.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cairo Dock opens Nautilus minimized

My problem is that when I click on the files icon on the cairo dock or select a folder from the shortcut icon, the window doesn't always popup , instead it opens minmized and a notification of the ...
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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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How can I add shortcuts to second docky dock on second monitor?

I just created two docks in both my monitors. I expected the second docky dock also to show running apps. But its not showing. I even can't add shortcuts to it. What might be the issue?
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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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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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AWN - How can move configuration files

I'd like copy AWN configuration files from a laptop to another one. I try copy .config .gconf/apps/awn* .gconf/apps/avant*, but as result , into new laptop the AWN dock contains only the initial ...
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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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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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Lenovo ThinkPad T400 and docking station

Developer in me woke up this morning and asked me to fix this before Christmas. (As his Christmas gift). So, if I power on the laptop after docking it, everything works fine. But if I am working on ...
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How do I activate docker?

I'm using Openbox (because the gnome3 GNOME shell and Unity were both making me c-r-a-z-y, not because I don't have hardware) and want to install a dock. I've heard good things about Docker and Docky ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Without installing a third party dock, how can I get a taskbar launcher on Xubuntu?

I have been trying several flavors of *buntu, I like the dock in kubuntu but want the lightness of xubuntu/lubuntu. How can I make the xubuntu launcher dock behave as an icon only task manager that ...
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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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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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My Dock Is Messed Up

I am pretty much a complete noob to Ubuntu and I've been experiencing some issues with my dock. I'm not sure how it happens, but all of the icons are the same shape as the usually are, but with ...
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How change behavior to Dock pane under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I need unset up the Trash button on bottom the Pane, and set up these for Workplaces button. And I prefer for using set up Main Button on Dock, analogically them. I.e. using it for permanently ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different docks? [closed]

For example: Avant Window Navigator, Docky, DockBarX and Cairo dock.
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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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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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What's the best lightweight dock for Lubuntu?

I'm looking for a dock supporting not only launchers but also a list of currently running apps that is fairly lightweight and suited for Lubuntu install.
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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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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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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 ...