I want to add a starter for the gnome-control-center in Docky (This is possible in Linux Mint by default. The gnome-control-center behaves like an app.)

However, I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.3 & Docky v2.2.0. I can only open the gnome-control-center via terminal.

Is there a GUI I can install? I have not found anything using Synaptics and Software Center.

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  • Start gnome-settings-manager via the terminal - this will appear as an icon in Docky. Right click the icon and pin it to docky. Am I missing some understanding in your question? – fossfreedom Aug 31 '11 at 11:38
  • Thing is that this is not possible for me in docky. All the options that I have available are: -maximize -minimize -close – Mattu Aug 31 '11 at 15:59
  • please can you add a link into your question to a screenshot showing gnome-settings-manager running together with the "options maximize minimize" etc. I'm not sure I understand what you are visually seeing on the screen. Also, please add to your question the version of ubuntu and the version of docky. – fossfreedom Aug 31 '11 at 16:04
  • Ups... I made a mistake. I've been talking about gnome-control-center all the time. – Mattu Aug 31 '11 at 16:13
  • I cannot add a screen shot of the available options. It will not work.... however I'll add a screen shot off the gnome control center when opened. – Mattu Aug 31 '11 at 16:13

The version you have indicated for Docky probably has come from the Docky Developers PPA.

As the developers them-selves say - this is unstable - and what you have found is a bug. You should file this as a bug-report on Launchpad.

My recommendation is that either you should stay with the version of Docky available in the repositories - or if you are looking for something newer but "stable", then look at installing from the Docky-Stable PPA

You will need ppa-purge which is available if you tick the "Ubuntu Backports" in Software Sources. You can the purge the development docky PPA

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:docky-core/ppa 

Then install the stable PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:docky-core/stable
sudo apt-get update

Then you can pin gnome-control-center

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