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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Can I use NetworkManager without a tray/dock/bar?

I would like to use NetworkManager, but prefer a keyboard driven window manager that provides as much space on the screen as possible for my code. I just hate that little strip of real estate "trays" ...
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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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What docks are available? [closed]

What is the best Linux Dock available? I'm looking for a Dock that I can customize to make it look the way I like. It needs to be theme-able and have lots of configuration options. Please limit one ...
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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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Replace Docky's Icon by Ubuntu Icon

How can I replace Docky's standard anchor icon in the dock by Ubuntu's? It would look quite nice I think. This is how it looks right now:
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Remove the Anchor icon in Docky

Can I remove the Anchor icon from my Docky dock?
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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 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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Unity launcher in Desktop Edition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity launcher — is it available as a separate package? Is it possible just to get the unity launcher - JUST be the unity launcher - in desktop edition? As an ...
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What application launchers are available for Ubuntu?

What are some alternative launchers that can be used to launch programs in Ubuntu's default Unity desktop?
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Is it possible to replace the Unity launcher?

Is it possible to replace the Unity launcher (dock) in Ubuntu 11.04 with another dock (for example Docky)?
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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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Unity launcher — is it available as a separate package?

Is the launcher (side dock) found in Unity available as a stand-alone package that can be added to other desktops? (like xfce) If so, what's the package name? and is it available for 10.04 or only 10....
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The simplest workspace switcher?

I don't need any workspace previews or big workspace switcher widgets. I just want simple workspace switcher like on iOS springboard. Any suggestions?
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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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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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Problem using any docks (Cairo, AWN, Docky)

I installed Cairo dock in 11.04, but I cannot add any shortcuts to the Cairo bar. Before that I installed AWN and Docky and I had the same problem. Any solution?
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Install Themes and Icons from Elementary OS without pantheon

I know How to install the Pantheon desktop environment?, but I'd rather not install the whole desktop environment but only the theme and iconset. I can install Cairo dock That looks alike Plank (the ...
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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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How do I Add Cairo Dock with OpenGL to Startup?

Probably a dumb question, I have just started using linux again, since college 5 years ago, and getting back into the swing of things. I would like to add cairo dock to my startup and just cant figure ...
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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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Use Docky within Unity

I want to give Unity a try but still need some docklets that are provided by Docky, until Unity gets more flexible. Is there a way to prevent Docky from managing windows without a launcher. ...
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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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Can I hide running applications from the unity launcher?

When running UNE 10.10 I often have several applications running which on a traditional GNOME desktop environment would be running purely in the background and would only be visible from the system ...
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Dock does not show after updating to 10.10

After successfully updating my netbook from 10.04 to 10.10, I also tried to update my older Toshiba satellite A100, everything seemed to go well and indeed it all appears to be there, it's just that ...
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Is it possible to add a network interface to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server Installer

I am currently trying to setup an unattended usb installer for my company (using ks and preseed) using Ubuntu 14.04.3 Server LTS. We purchased the Dell XPS 13 (9343) (no onboard nic) with the Dell ...
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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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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 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 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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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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New windows from the dock in Gnome Shell

I am using Gnome Shell on Ubuntu 11.10, and I frequently use workspaces, as the shell encourages to do. My only complaint is that it is slow to place different windows of the same program in different ...
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Is there a dock, that works as a gnome panel applet? [closed]

Is there a dock, that works as a gnome panel applet, so I can put it into a panel alongside with other applets and indicators in one line? I use Ubuntu 10.10
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Hiding Running applications from dock

I am wondering how I can hide Gkrellm from the dock while it is running, as I plan to have it running all the time, and I don't want it cluttering the dock. I am running 16.04 with GNOME desktop.
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Different docks on different workspaces, or configure awn to behave differently on different workspaces

I would like to have different settings for the dock behavior for different workspaces, or more likely i would like the dock that i use now , awn (Avant window navigator) to show up in just 3 of the ...
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Plank Dock to use image instead of color?

I was wondering if it's possible to make the plank dock use an image as a background instead of a solid/transparent color? As far as I can see, the plank dock themes are composed of some kind of html/...
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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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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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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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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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A dock for ubuntu that has keyboard shortcuts for open programs

I am looking for a dock application to replace the unity dock. The nice property that unity has is that, once you open an application, you can access it via a keyboard shortcut. (as in the picture) ...
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Turn off Software Center putting apps in Dock automatically

In 11.10, when I installed a desktop app it had a check box in the Software Center entry for that app to install it to the Dock right away. Sometimes I did, sometimes I didn't, depending on how much ...
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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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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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Disable (or customize) the “grow” animation for Cairo dock

Is there a way in which I can customize (or disable) the "grow on hover" animation in Cairo dock? I have the size set to the smallest possible and would like to disable the hover animation because it'...
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Lost my Unity sidebar / dock

I did a quite drastic removal of packages from my Ubuntu, and seem to have lost the sidebar / dock in Unity. The desktop icons are still there and work, but there's no way to launch applications from ...
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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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How to disable expand animation on appearance of cairo dock?

i have set visibility of main dock to hide, so whenever i move the move to bottom of screen, dock appears with expand animation. how to make dock just appear with any animation like docky or awn?
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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 ...