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After I installed plank as my dock panel, I removed the default Ubuntu dock by runnig

sudo apt-get remove gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock

Then Ubuntu dock is not on my desktop anymore, but when I open the application menu it is there, how can I hide it?

Removed dock shows on the left:
Removed dock shows on the left

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You may use a GNOME shell extension called "Hide Dash X" to achieve your goal.

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Another alternative is the Remove Dash extension.

Simply removing gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock would not get rid of the GNOME dash. The dash is a default feature of GNOME shell. It only in appears Activities overview or Applications overview ("Show Applications" screen). The gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock package is an Ubuntu-only modification (a fork of the Dash to Dock extension), which converts the dash into a customisable dock. The dock appears anywhere, not just in Activities or Applications overview, and also has some other extra features. So removing the package would only remove the dock-like feature, but the dash will stay as it is since it's an inbuilt feature of GNOME shell.

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    Awesome! it works, just wondering why I need to hide a removed dash... – Ives May 16 '18 at 13:08
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    @Ives Simple answer you haven't actually removed the dash. The dash is a default feature of GNOME shell. It only in appears "Activities" overview or "Show Applications" screen. The package you removed is a Ubuntu-only modification, which converts the dash into a customisable dock (the dock appears anywhere, not just in "Activities" overview or "Show Applications" screen and also has some other extra features). So removing the package would only remove the dock-like feature, but the dash will stay as is since it's an inbuilt feature of GNOME shell. – pomsky May 16 '18 at 14:29

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