Can I remove the Anchor icon from my Docky dock?
In order to remove the anchor icon from docky, you must first upgrade to the most recent version. To do this, you need to add the development PPA to your list of software sources. On Ubuntu 9.10 and later, you may do this by typing:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:docky-core/ppa
and then refreshing the list of packages with
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
This may not trigger the update, in which case you should open Synaptic package manager, and search for docky. Finding the docky package, select it and use the menu item Package->Force Version. This will let you select the version of docky to install. The fix to remove the anchor icon requires version 1.0 or later.
Once you have the Docky-Core PPA version installed (the latest version is 2.2 against the 2.0.6 you find on the default repository), you may disable the docky icon by:
- Open gconf-editor by pressing Alt+F2 and typing
- Navigate to
- Deselect the
- Restart docky.
After you have disabled your anchor icon, you may still access your docky preferences by right clicking any dividers you may have on the dock.
Run these three commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:docky-core/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/docky-2/Docky/Items/DockyItem/ShowDockyItem false
This does the exact the same thing as Zoe's answer (add the PPA, upgrade to the latest version, and hide the anchor item), but all automatically. You will have to restart Docky after you finish.
gconftool-2 --type Boolean --set /apps/docky-2/Docky/Items/DockyItem/ShowDockyItem False
and restart Docky. Set final value to
True to turn it back on. Worked fine for me on 12.10. Source