I am running Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity and Plank 0.11.3, with the GTK theme. Plank won't show the active apps -even the pinned ones- and, if I switch to a different window/program, instead of reopening the minimized window of the program on click in its icon, it will open a new instance of it.

Is this a default behavior? Can I fix it somehow?



I'm using Ubuntu Mate 18.04. To modify slighty moofus answer, turn off Show Unpinned but don't reboot. Just quit Plank and launch it again. Works for me.


I had exactly the same problem (on Manjaro XFCE, however), and the fix for me was simple: Turn off the Show Unpinned option in Preferences, reboot, and turn it back on. Hope this helps!

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