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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How can I add the Android Emulator to Plank dock in 19.04?

I'm using the Plank dock (v.0.11.4) for my apps in Ubuntu 19.04. The Android Emulator (opened from Android Studio) does not appear next to the other open applications. Is it possible to show it in ...
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Dash to dock favorite icons stopped re-arranging with drag and drop

Whenever I use the cursor to drag and change the position of an icon in the dock it just hangs for a moment and goes back to it's original place. Do you have any suggestions?
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How to fix Latte Dock Setup?

I am trying to setup the Latte Dock as a widget attached to the bottom panel (in order to allow it to be visible over full screen applications) and even though I have the settings set to be centered, ...
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Plank dock applet

Can anyone explain simply what is a dock applet? I installed Ubuntu Budgie on my laptop and realized that I have this app installed. It says that it is dock applet. But unfortunately I don't know what ...
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Any way to organize dock icons into folders? Ubuntu 18.04

I wanted to see if anyone knows of a way to organize my applications on my dock into folders, kind of like how you can on an Android or iPhone.
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missing apps icons on dock after upgrade to 19.04

Few weeks after installing 18.04, I decided to upgrade to 19.04. After the upgrade process was finished I found all the apps icons on the dock disappeared, except the 'Show Applications' button. I'...
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GNOME dock glitches out after unlocking from lock screen on 18.04 [duplicate]

When I lock the screen with Super+R and log in again (doesn't matter how long the lockscreen is on for) the "original" GNOME dock appears underneath the ubuntu/dashtodock one and causes Super+[1-9] ...
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How can I remove the Ubuntu Dock category from the GNOME settings application?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.3 and removed Ubuntu dock with this: sudo apt remove gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock dock has been removed but still have the dock settings in GNOME settings: How can I ...
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Don't hide Plank in activities overview

I use Plank as my default dock. When I press WinKey, I get activities overview, but Plank disappears, is there a way to add Plank to exceptions to minimise in activities overview?
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2 taskbars when I go to applications [duplicate]

Whenever I go to the applications view I now see two separate taskbars. My Dash to Dock and some other one. Idk if it is Ubuntu dock, but when I went to GNOME Tweaks, that extension appeared to be off....
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Add java-program (Eclipse,JabRef,Maple,…) to favorites on Ubuntu

If I create a Java-desktop-file in ~/.local/share/applications I do not have the option "Add to Favorites". I tried it with JabRef: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=false Icon=org-jabref-...
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How to move between pinned/favorited apps in Ubuntu 18.04

In Ubuntu 17 if you press supertab you can move between pinned applications on dock and then run them if you want. How I can do this in Ubuntu 18.04? I know that if I press superQ I can see numbers ...
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HP Zbook 15vG5 with Thunderbolt Dock G4 (USB C) - works in Ubuntu 19.04 but only parts in 18.04

I have a HP Zbook 15vG5 with a HP USB-C Dock G4 (Thunderbolt) in use. In Windows and Ubuntu 19.04 everything worked fine. Now I had to downgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 and now the Dock has some problems: (+...
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Missing Dock after updating to Ubuntu 19.04 [duplicate]

Can't find my Dock after upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04 (available only when I open Activities) Dock settings are present: Extension itself is installed: Can anyone help and tell me what might cause the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04/10, 19.04 using Thinkpad dock - mouse clicks don't work

Using a thinkpad t460s docked with ubuntu 18.04 is almost perfect. The quirk is that when I plug in to the dock, the mouse clicks stop working - this is a dual monitor setup and the laptop lid is ...
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Prevent dock/plank and top bar from showing up when terminal or system app is opened

Is there any way to prevent dock (plank) and top bar from showing up while terminal or any system app is opened? Whem I use google chrome or some spotify or VS Code dock and top bar is hidden but when ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: USB Mouse stops working after login - Works after unplug-plug

I am using a Dell USB mouse on a Dell XPS 13 (9370) laptop with Ubuntu 16.04. The mouse is connected with a Dell WD15 Dock. I am booting the machine with the mouse plugged in. It works on the login ...
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Dash to dock has stopped working on Ubuntu 19.04

I upgraded Ubuntu from 18.10 to 19.04 few hours ago, and now the 'dash to dock' extension has stopped working. Any solution for this bug ?
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USB 3.0 mini dock not working on 18.04

I'm trying to set up my USB 3.0 mini dock (https://en.j5create.com/products/jud380). So far, I have been able to get all of the ports to work except for the HDMI port. Here is the output of lsusb: ...
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TP_HKEY_EV_HOTPLUG_DOCK and TP_HKEY_EV_HOTPLUG_UNDOCK not seen by acpi_listen

TL;DR thinkpad_acpi is firing TP_HKEY_EV_HOTPLUG_DOCK and TP_HKEY_EV_HOTPLUG_UNDOCK (relevant messages appear in dmesg), but acpi_listen and kacpimon (and acpid) don't see them. Background: I'm ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 dock position doesn't change

I changed the dock position in the settings to "bottom" but it doesn't change. No other setting is applied either (like auto hide). Running the commands from terminal also doesn't do anything. Any ...
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How can I instal Docky on Ubuntu 19.04

I've been using Docky for almost 10 years. Yesterday I upgraded Ubuntu to 19.04 and to my surprise I realised that during the upgrade Docky got removed. I tried adding Docky PPA again, but got the ...
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How to make dock background 80% transparent in Ubuntu 19.04

The background of the dock in my Ubuntu 18.04 was 80% transparent but when I upgraded to 19.04 it changed to fully opaque. I looked for answers on Ask Ubuntu but the solutions don't seem to work with ...
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How to make my VirtualBox VM's icon nicer than the red forbidden icon?

Here is how my VM looks like in the dock when running in Ubuntu 19.04: How can I change it to a nicer icon, at least something that does not look like a fatal error?
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Ubuntu 19.04 + Gnome 3.32 = How to get dynamic transparency to dock and top bar back?

Can somebody help with getting dynamic transparency to dock and top bar back please? I found some gnome extensions but only for top bar and I want it to work for both (dock and top bar). In Ubuntu 18....
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Dash-to-Dock: How to remove these black stripes? [duplicate]

When I maximize the window, these black bars appear, how to remove them? or How reset dash config? Ubuntu 18.10, I did edit it's with Dash-to-Dock extension.
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Dock unhiding when playing video game

Running the latest 18.10 with all updates in stalled, and the 418 nvidia driver installed from the graphics-driver ppa. When playing the game minecraft the dock unhides itself as if the mouse cursor ...
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How do I disable 'hold left click to trigger right click' in Ubuntu Dock?

When I hold left click on an application icon in Ubuntu dock It show right click menu options. How can I disable this behavior?
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Two docks overlapping in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I'm using Dash to Dock extension but my dock looks something like this (click to enlarge) Is it a bug? How do I solve it? UPDATE: Press Alt+f2 and type 'r' to restart and it solves, but it's ...
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Can't find Desktop files

So I tried installing League of Legends using Wine and lutris but then decided I did not want that game on my Computer anymore. I uninstalled it from the computer but the icons for it is still in the ...
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Undefined X icon on Latte dock

Kubuntu 18.04, latte 0.7.4-0ubuntu2 Hi, I've got an annoying issue with "X" icons if an application is closed. It happens only with few apps (slack and mailspring in my example). Reinstall doesn't ...
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Mouse snagging on autohidden vertical dock between monitors

So I was always a big fan of Ubuntu GNOME, and so was very stoked to see GNOME become the default interface manager for Ubuntu. One of the things that has bugged me, and I seem to be unable to find ...
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Dock moves to left side resulting in double dock when clicking “Show Applications”

I've installed dash to dock days ago and somehow I noticed that after using it for a while, when I click "Show Applications" it'll create a dock on the left side (which is functioning) but disappears ...
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my ubuntu doesnt look like others

screenshot Im new to Linux and Ubuntu. Im running 18.04, but I notice tutorials keep mentioning the dock and the settings for the dock and have a triangle in the top right, neither of which I have. ...
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Can I set 'minimize-or-overview' for only the windows of the application I clicked on dock?

I can set the 'minimize-or-overview' behaviour by: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-action 'minimize-or-overview' But it shows all windows of all applications. Can I have ...
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Docky problem on reboot

I recently started using the Docky dock with Ubuntu 18.04. I like it, but I have an issue where whenever I restart my computer, anything I pinned to the dock disappears and has to be re-added after ...
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How do I create a shortcut key to show/hide the Plank dock?

How to create a shortcut, like Ctrl+Alt+P, to show/hide the Plank dock?
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Dock acting wonky on mouse-over, showing on lock screen, etc [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS running GNOME 3.28.2 about a month ago and have intermittently had the following problem. Some time after the system has been running (never upon startup), when I mouse ...
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Change Dash to Dock setting on Ubuntu 18.10 [duplicate]

I prefer to have Dash to Dock minimized, so I use a command dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-dock/extend-height false. The problem is, when I tried this command in the new Ubuntu 18....
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Close 'Show Applications' screen via click

After clicking Show Applications in the dock, on the occasion I don't click an app, I'd like to click anywhere in the window to close it. Currently I have to mouse down and click the Show Application ...
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Dell XPS no longer works on dock [duplicate]

I have a Dell XPS 13 9370 laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 and a Dell TB 16 Dock (Business Thunderbolt Dock). Since a few days ago, the laptop no longer works on the dock. When connected, it boots normally ...
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screen shuts down when connecting to dock [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo T480s that I connect to my dock at work every day. Today all of a sudden my monitors remain black after I'm prompted for the encryption key for my disk. Usually, the login prompt ...
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Thinkpad not working with docking station

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad and a Lenovo dock station....everything was working well until last night. Now the second screen will not mirror the PC screen and when I close the PC screen the Monitor ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS issue with Dell Thunderbolt 3 Dock after update [duplicate]

I have been using Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on a Dell Precision 5510 laptop with a Dell Thunderbolt 3 Dock, model TB16, for over two months with no issues. The system is regularly updated with the latest ...
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Install mate-dock-applet for MATE panel on Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver)

I would like to have icons in the MATE desktop environment panel for all open applications. Found a solution located in the PPA webupd8team/mate called mate-dock-applet. I use 18.04. When trying to ...
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Two Docks are shown when Super key is pressed [duplicate]

My system shows two docks when I press the Super key. I am using Dash to Dock extension. The problem is resolved and works fine for couple of hours when I change the dock settings to bottom and then ...
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Add Show Applications Shortcut in Plank [duplicate]

I just installed plank and I would like to add a "Show Applications" shortcut on it and also disable the default Ubuntu dock. How do I go on about doing this?
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Remove Dash To Dock size limit opacity [duplicate]

I've been using dash to dock for quite some time. One thing that bothers me a bit is that I can't remove the opacity of the dock size limit "indicator" opacity like here: Is there any way that i can ...
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Dash-to-Dock keeps disappearing on Ubuntu 18.04

I know there are several seemingly similar questions out there but none really apply to my problem: I am on a brand new Ubuntu 18.04 (GNOME desktop) on a new desktop computer and I have installed ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Dock mouse hover tooltips - how to disable?

I need to know if it is possible and how to disable the Ubuntu 18.04 Dock tool-tips for mouse hover the pinned application.