Questions tagged [dock]

A dock is an application manager that sits on one side of the screen. The Unity Launcher is called the Dock in the default GNOME desktop environment in Ubuntu 17.10 and later.

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Can I configure XFCE or LXDE to look like this GNOME panel?

Can I configure XFCE or LXDE (the lightweight desktops) to look like this GNOME panel? Note: "dock-to-panel" on the left that shows favorite apps starting apps not from the favorites adds ...
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21.10 Show Applications Button

I just upgraded Ubuntu 21.04 to 21.10 and have several issues. This one has to do with the application icon on the dock launcher at the bottom of the window. I may get the exact words wrong. The first ...
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Run application from /opt directory

I have installed an application to /opt (Ubuntu 21) and it works as should. However, dock doesnt find the application and there is no icon on dash board when i run it from terminal. What I shall add ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 System slows down after disable laptop screen with dock station

hello i have big problem i'm using ubuntu 20.04 docker station DELL D3100. I have two external screens and laptop screen. When every screen is enable everything is okay but after disable laptop screen ...
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Got a really very small dock after running this commanf

Well, the only dock I got is a dock which has only "Show Applications" 9 dots. I wanted a floating dock and ran these commands: $ gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock extend-...
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Applications menu page indicator dots overlap the right-hand side dock

when i dock the favorite icons bar to the right-hand side of the screen (just my preference), it will awkwardly cover the page indicator "dots" for the Show Applications menu which stay on ...
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On Ubuntu 18.04 windows become inaccessible from Dock

For example, I can have 2 Chromium windows and I can Alt-Tab between them but there is only one orange dot near the Chromium icon on the dock. On the screen shot we see 2 shell windows and 2 orange ...
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Loaded Apps do not appeare in the Dock

I loaded VLC,Krita etc but they do not appear in the dock.What can I do? Thank you! I got 20.04.3
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Cannot start my own program pressing super+num keybinding or by clicking on icon placed in dock

I would like to run an application with switch-to-application keybinding (SUPER+0..9) Application is not installed with snap or ubuntu repository (apt install). sh file is just placed in my home ...
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Order multiple app windows in gnome 3.36.9

Wanted to order windows. So that I can make other windows as primary.
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XPS 9510: Thunberbolt 4 power and USB-C power via a Dock simultaneously

I have the XPS 15 (9510) running Ubuntu 21.04 connected to power via one of the Thunderbolt 4 ports on the left site, occasionally I connect on the right side of the laptop (USB-C), a small dock that ...
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startupwmclass is not being reconized in ubuntu 21.04 with firefox

I have created a desktop entry to open a specific firefox profile with it's own startupwmclass so it would show up separately in the dock but recently it is now grouped with the default profile ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 + Wayland: Apps in dock slow refresh

I am using the default Wayland with 21.04, I have an SD card permanently inserted in the laptop, if I open an app the icon will not show in the dock for a few seconds, if I move icons within the dock (...
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Float dash to dock

I use dash to dock instead of ubuntu dock. Is there a way to keep dash to dock floating? Like the dock below? My dash to dock: The kind of dock that I want:
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Add ubuntu dock to 2 monitors, but not all

I have a 7 monitor system. I don't like the dock on all my displays, and I find myself rotating it between 2 of them trying to figure out where its best. Is there a way I can configure the dock to ...
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User interface freezes on Ubuntu 21.04 when using touchscreen on dock

I have installed Ubuntu 21.04 on my laptop. When I use the touchscreen to open an application from the dock, there is a chance that the dock just freezes. It doesn't function anymore. Sometimes I try ...
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How to set default screen resolution for display manager in 21.04

i'm running my Huawei Matebook (3000x2000) with two 27" Fujutsu Screens using an HP USB-3 dock. I'm experiencing issues that on certain screen resolution combinations (e.g. 3000x2000 internal + 1 ...
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Can an application run without appearing in the dock?

For example, Guake with no pop-up icon in the dock. Each time I drop down the terminal with F12, it opens a dock icon. Can this be turned off so it just drops down?
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One terminal app; two (Favorites) launch modes

Running Ubuntu 20.04, I wish to have two clickable launch modes for gnome-terminal in the Favorites bar [i.e. in the "Dock"]. For example, I want both the default launch and a bespoke launch....
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How can I keep the dock over other applications?

Disclaimer: Super new Ubuntu user here! Is there a setting to enable or a way to keep the dock over an application instead of it appearing under an application or hiding when an application is fully ...
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Having the dock on different sides of two monitors

Ubuntu beginner here. I'd like to have the dock on the left side of my left monitor and on the right side of my right monitor, but the settings force me to keep the dock on the same side (that is, ...
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How to permanently remove new volume in the dock

I use Ubuntu 20.04, and I want to remove the new volume icon How can I permanently remove the new volume icon from the dock? thanks in advance
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How to change the icon of an app in the dock in Ubuntu 21.04?

I'd like to change the app of the apps on my dock. For example, I'd like to change the Firefox icon to a picture of Kyuubi from Naruto.
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How to center my dock icons in Ubuntu 21.04?

Currently I've set the dock to bottom. I'd like to make the icons float in the center as compared to the default left alignment. I tried searching but most answers are for older Ubuntu versions.
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Dell WD15 Dock monitors not working with HP Envy x360

So I recently installed Ubuntu 21.04 as dual boot with Windows 10 on my HP Envy x360 Laptop. It has AMD Ryzen 7 4000 Series CPU with onboard AMD Radeon Graphics. When I plug this in via USB-C to my ...
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When the dock covers a window the icons on the dock are not selectable

When the dock covers a window the icons on the dock are not selectable. How this should work is that the dock icons should take presidence over whatever is underneath the dock. Or possibly the window ...
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Ubuntu Sound not working anymore when connected to Docking Station

Yesterday my machine wanted me to make some updates. After the restart, today my sound output does not work anymore when I'm connected to my ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock Gen 2. So when I ...
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"Show Applications" dock does not populate

I just did a clean install of 21.04. The "Show Applications" button at bottom left does not populate with installed programs, not even the default utilities. The only programs shown are ...
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Got an unexpected dock

I installed lightdm on my ubuntu 20.04 , and then I switched back to gdm3. user login page is changed But the desktop environment is not changed yet , and I am facing many problems in it. I am totally ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 custom firefox.desktop creates new icon rather than run indicator by custom icon

We share a desktop so I have a Firefox application launcher for each of us to load our individual profiles; here's mine: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=s3rvant-Firefox Comment=Browse the World Wide ...
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External monitor doesn't come back / system unstable after screen blank/lock

Dell XPS 13 9370 laptop Kensington SD4600P USB-C Dock With Power Delivery (plugged in through one of the two left side "thunderbolt" usb-c ports) Samsung ultrawide curved monitor (connected ...
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auto-hide dock does not show up

Since I upgraded to 21.04, my auto-hide dock (at the left of the screen) remains hidden until I switch its position to the right and back to the left. After that it works as expected (i.e. it appears ...
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Slack Dock Icon shows open Firefox windows

When I have Slack opened and launch a new Firefox instance, the dock indicator and preview for that new Firefox instance shows on the Slack dock icon. System info Any ideas?
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USB-C dock or adapter to 2x or 3x HDMI for Dell XPS 13 9300

Is anybody aware of a working USB-C to 2x or 3x HDMI adapter or dock for the Dell XPS 13 9300 and would be able to recommend any option to buy? I am using Ubuntu 20.04. Any help or suggestion highly ...
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Pressing an app opens all the apps

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.5. In the dock, if I click on an application that runs on more than one window (for example, this is chrome with two windows), instead of just showing the two chrome windows, ...
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Empty space under Plank dock

I've installed Plank dock on my Ubuntu 20.04 and in the preferences I've unchecked 'Hide Dock' to stays on top but then I have a black space under the dock from the top to the bottom. How to remove ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - merge/combine the opened Intellij IDEA with icon on the Dock

As you can see in the picture, the opened window of Chrome, MS Teams and Sublime Text are merged with its own pinned desktop icon on the Dock in my Ubuntu 18.04, but Intellij IDEA is not. I think it ...
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Is there a way to indicate if an app is open in the current or another workspace?

Is there a way to have the little orange dots at the side of the dock indicate whether the app is in the current workspace or another? If for example two instances of Firefox were open in different ...
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ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2, issue with Bluetooth devices, Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

I use Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen-3 laptop, Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, together with ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 dock station. I have couple seconds interruptions in work of Bluetooth keyboard/mouse when ...
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Dock and Desktop icons disappeared after disk error on 20.04 (with dual boot Windows 10)

My laptop has a habit of shutting down with hard disk errors. After one such error, when I restarted the laptop, the dock and desktop icons had disappeared. I tried sudo-apt-install-gnome-shell-...
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What's the difference between dash and dock?

I've seen a lot of talk about the Dash to Dock extension, but I'm really struggling to see the difference between dash and dock. As someone who also has extensive experience of Mac, it seems the OSX ...
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Dock icon differs from desktop file icon

I created a .desktop file per coding environment I have set in VSCode (PHP, Node, C, ...) and I changed the icon in order to have a visual clue of with windows are opened in the dock, but if the icon ...
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How to show the name of document in the dock instead of the application name?

When I have multiple open pdfs (for example), I'd like to gloss over the Okular icon and it to show the name of the document. Instead they all just show "okular" which becomes annoying to ...
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Favouriting (pinning to dock) an app causes it to use the wrong .desktop file

I'm running Ubuntu 20.10 in Wayland for better touch support and noticed that Firefox runs in xwayland mode by default. I wanted Firefox to run in Wayland mode and found out that this can be achieved ...
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Can't disable Ubuntu Dock

This is driving me crazy. I have disabled the Ubuntu Dock extension and even tried to uninstall it but the Dock is still there! And there is no other Dock extension installed. How do I get rid of it? ...
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How to fix shortcuts to Favorites on dock panel?

Generally, by right click on the shortcut on the desktop dock, there is a menu item Add to Favorites and we can fix the shortcut to the dock. However, for some programs, for example, matlab, there is ...
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Ubuntu dock not shown in built in Extensions application in Ubuntu 20.04

Ubuntu dock is not shown in the built-in Extensions application in Ubuntu 20.04.
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Running applications indicator in Ubuntu Dock disappears

Sometimes the indicator in Ubuntu Dock (little red dot), which shows up when a program is running, disappear. The program ist still running, but the dot is not there. Most often it happens with VSCode ...
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Move and remove icons in the Unity Dock

Is there an easy way to add or remove icons in the Unity Dock from the command line? I would have expected something like gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions..., but most solutions require Python ...
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Missing Ubuntu Dock

I installed Dash to Dock Extension on Ubuntu 20.10 But gradually my computer slowed down So I removed Dash to Dock and now Ubuntu Dock is Disappearing How can I fix it?

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