Example of a Docky Dock

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I have the Docky dock on my desktop. It has an anchor logo button (as seen on the left side image of the link above) that brings up the Docky settings. I want to map it so that it opens my dash instead. I believe I can do this through gconf and by setting the docky button to either my super key or the necessary path required to open the dash function (but I do not know this path or how to code a button to a keyboard key).

How can I map the docky anchor button so that it will launch the unity dash (as similar to when you simply tap the super key)?

  • What if you make a .desktop file to launch the Dash (whichever command it is, i don't use Unity) and then remove the anchor to make space for your new launcher? just a thought.. – Uri Herrera Jul 12 '12 at 16:21
  • This worked splendidly! Thanks for thinking outside the box! – user76179 Jul 13 '12 at 14:58

Create a .desktop file, in which you use the command to Open the Dash remove the Docky anchor and place the .desktopfile you made in it's place.

  • Could you provide a bit deeper step by step instructions? – empedokles Aug 24 '14 at 8:30
gconftool –type String –set /apps/docky-2/Docky/Items/DockyItem/DockyItemCommand \

“xdotool key super”

  • You need to install xdotools first. – Uri Herrera Oct 10 '12 at 21:11

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