today I upgraded to Ubuntu 17.10 from Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 and the dock started to have really strange acting. First of all, I am a beginner in Linux. I am using Ubuntu GNOME and dash to dock extension, but after upgrade to 17.10 other dock started to appear even on locked screen: Dock on locked screen

and also here: Dock on password entry

and most annoying the dock is when I maximize app: Dock on maximized apps

I think it's the dock from old Unity GUI but I don't want to be there and I cannot find

  1. settings for the dock to somehow disable/hide it
  2. package name to uninstall it

Please help because I want to use old dash to dock extension

  • do you have gnome-tweak-tools installed? you can actually see the docks options there easily
    – Yien
    Nov 29, 2017 at 16:13
  • I don't know what happened, but after third reboot it somehow magically disappeared
    – robko
    Nov 29, 2017 at 18:14
  • And yes, I have gnome-tweak-tool and I am not able to see dock options. I see only options from dash to dock
    – robko
    Nov 29, 2017 at 18:15

1 Answer 1


Uninstall Ubuntu Dock

  • Open the terminal and run these commands:
$ sudo apt-get remove gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock

$ rm -rf ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/dash-to-dock@micxgx.gmail.com
  • Reboot.

Install Dash to Dock

  • Actually uninstalling the gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock package uninstalls ubuntu-desktop too. This could cause problems. The dash-to-dock extension seems to be installable without uninstalling ubuntu-dock. Problem seems solved on my system running 19.04.
    – To Do
    May 22, 2019 at 9:22

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