Had my dock on bottom (+autohide) in Ubuntu 19.04. After upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10 it disappeared and can be found now only in Activities overview.

I can start apps from there and it has all apps that I have added there but can't get it to be in the original place and on desktop, not in Activities.

Tried Settings -> Dock and none of the 3 settings (Auto hide, Icon size, Position) have any effect.

Output $apt policy gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock


Installed: 67ubuntu19.10.1

Candidate: 67ubuntu19.10.1

Version table:

*** 67ubuntu19.10.1 500

500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu eoan/main amd64 Packages

500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu eoan/main i386 Packages

100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Restarting desktop with "r" does not correct the proble, Dock still in Activities.

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    According to a comment by user paravane on gnome extensions site, "To everyone getting errors after upgrading to 19.10 ALT+F2 type "r" then press enter. (without the quotes) This will restart your shell and your dock will appear at the bottom." Oct 23, 2019 at 15:04

6 Answers 6


I had the same problem. I uninstalled dash to dock extension and execute this

dconf reset -f /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-dock/ 

then reboot.

  • just a reminder, reboot !
    – Digao
    Nov 19, 2020 at 11:30

I had the same problem and this worked for me I reinstalled 'ubuntu-dock' by using this command:

sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock

check for docks in settings after the installation

If it's already installed, but problem persists try to reconfigure it with:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock
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    This is not dash-to-dock, this is ubuntu-dock.
    – Alexey
    Jun 13, 2020 at 17:21
  • I had the same problem, even Dock section in settings wasn't working until I installed this package
    – JLarky
    May 12, 2021 at 21:07

I had the same problem and this worked for me I reinstalled 'dash to dock' by using this command:

sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock

The workaround is to reboot the Gnome shell by following the protocols presented below. 1.Press ALT + F2. 2.In the pop-up terminal, type r and press Enter.

The Gnome shell will restart without breaking the existing processes.


Try activating Ubuntu dock under the Extensions tab of the GNOME tweak tools.

sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock
sudo mv ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ubuntu-dock@ubuntu.com /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/
  • Then Press F2 and type r



Similar to this, immediately after upgrading from 21.10 to 22.04 Jammy, I had no Dock. Also under Appearance in the Settings application there was only a section for Style, no section for Dock. After a couple of restarts and still no Dock, I ran

sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock

(as mentioned above in a previous answer) and restarted. The Dock is back and a Dock section now appears under Appearance in Settings.

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