In Ubuntu 18.04 in Settings application I selected Dock from left panel and turned Auto-hide the Dock to On. Dock (the Launcher at the left site of monitor) is now hidden as expected.

There are two ways now to display hidden Dock:

  • I can press Super key to display Dock, I like this.
  • What I don't like is that Dock is automatically displayed when I move mouse to the far left site of monitor. How to disable this "hot" displaying of Dock when moving mouse to left edge of monitor?

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I figured it out in terminal execute:

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock autohide false

Additional notes:

  • get current setting:

    gsettings get org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock autohide
  • revert to default:

    gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock autohide true
  • there is also an option to install "gsettings" GUI application:

    sudo apt install dconf-editor

    and select above (and many more) option by using GUI.

  • How does that disable "hot-edge"? What you propose is identical to selecting "Autohide Dock" in settings, and would not prevent the dock from appearing when the mouse cursor reaches the edge.
    – vanadium
    Dec 31, 2019 at 9:06
  • There are just confusing names between end-user GUI and gsettings property names. In Settings app (turning "Auto-hide the Dock" to on) is actually "org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock dock-fixed" setting by default set to true, setting above setting it turns it to false. But lets say "disable mouse hot-edge" is the setting from my answer "gsettings get org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock autohide". Confusing names...
    – folow
    Dec 31, 2019 at 19:25
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    Indeed I see. Feel free to accept your own answer!
    – vanadium
    Jan 1, 2020 at 15:11

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