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 to change position of `Show application` on Dock?

My dock is placed at the bottom and the Show Applications button is at the right side of the dock. How can I move the Show Applications button to the left side of my dock?
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Skype duplicates an icon on the dock

After updating from 18.04 to 20.04 Skype started to duplicate icon on the dock: The first icon has been added as a favorite. So when I click it the second, below with poor quality, appears. Expected ...
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Notification Badges doesn't work properly in plank

When I don't hover on the icon it shows up like and when I over the icon it shows properly like So, is there a way to fix this? I'm on Ubuntu 20.04
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storing a command as an icon in the ubuntu dock

I'm using ubuntu 20.04 and I just found out an awesome screenshot tool flameshot, the problem is, it has to be invoked by the terminal command flameshot gui, and everytime opening the terminal is a ...
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Application icon not displaying for running app [duplicate]

I created a .desktop file for an AppImage application that I downloaded. The icon I used for the application displays on the application screen and on the side-bar but not on the running application ...
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How to completely remove ubuntu (18.04 Gnome) dock on apps screen [duplicate]

I removed standard ubuntu dock, and i want to delete this dock, when using "win" key and i see all running apps (dock on left side): I highlighted that Is it possible to remove it? (Because ...
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Applications lose link to dock in ubuntu 20.04

In ubuntu 20.04 (and 18.04) applications will occasionally lose it's link with the application dock. When this happens the application still exists, but it's no longer accessible via the application ...
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Dock items reordered after unlock in Ubuntu 20.04

The opened programs in the dock are shuffled after unlocking the screen. I've noticed that after the items are ordered in a specific way after several locks and unlocks, they are not being shuffled ...
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Why do I have two docks in Ubuntu, and how do I get rid of one? [duplicate]

As you can see here: I have the thin gray dock in the bottom as well as the standard one on the right. How do I get rid of the one in the bottom? I was reading up on how to get an OSX like dock and I ...
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Issue with auto-hide after full screen videos in Firefox

I'm assuming there is a setting that is causing the issue. The issue is that after I watch a video on YouTube, and open it full screen (via hitting "F" or the spot in the bottom right of the ...
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Dock windows preview are stretched in Ubuntu 20.04

Please check screenshot below. Just installed Ubuntu 20.04.1 and I noticed the Dock windows previews are stretched and does not preserve the aspect ratio of the window size. + the preview is not ...
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Ubuntu activity screen bugged (workspaces to dock issue?)

So this is a very odd problem that just only recently started and I have no idea why, but basically when I now have workspaces to dock extension enabled, the activity screen is bugged and does not ...
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Updated to Ubuntu 20.04 - Dock Wont Customize

I recently updated to 20.04 and I cannot change my dock settings anymore. Tried settings<appearance and its like the toggles just don't do anything. Tried right-clicking free space on the dock, ...
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Remove HDD icon from dock in 20.04 [duplicate]

Today, I updated my Ubuntu 18.04 machine to 20.04. My laptop has both an SSD (where the OS is located) and a larger HDD (where most of my data is). Since the update, an icon for the hard drive appears ...
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how to manage opened windows between multiple monitors like I did in windows 10?

I am a over 20 years windows user and come to linux recently. I would like to make ubuntu more like windows. so far so good, I move the dock to the bottom of the screen, which makes me right at home. ...
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How do I remove the glow on plank dock when an app is focused on?

I want to remove this glow on plank anybody know how? I opened the dock.theme file and the only way i could make it disappear was to make TopPadding=-12 which will just basically make my whole dock ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS dock's “Show Applications” only showing first page

The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS dock's “Show Applications” is only showing the first page of installed applications. The "Frequent" selection is working fine but when "All" is selected the ...
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Create several .desktop files for the same app Ubuntu 20.04

I am trying to put two versions of the same app (Emacs) in my favorites, each launched with different CLI flags. I modified the existing .desktop file and installed it via desktop-file-install --dir=/...
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Ubuntu 20.04 How to disable mouse hover tooltips over Dock

When I was running Ubuntu 18.04, I used the answer here to disable the tooltips when hovering over the dock by the mouse. After upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04, that solution no longer works. Is there a ...
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How to decrease the padding of dock icons in ubuntu 20.04

I am using ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I don't know how I did this, but I tried to customize my dock settings using dash to dock extension. But then I realized that the space between 2 icons on the dock is too ...
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How to apply Ubuntu 14.04's dock on Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

there! Hope everyone is doing fine. I've recently upgraded my laptop, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, but I do miss the wonderful dock the former does have. I mean, scrolling on the dock I could ...
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How to disable Latte dock in KDE?

I just can't find how to turn off the Latte dock
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my dock is not showing

For some reason my dock doesn't show anything, if I have added favorites, I just let them know how to do it, they might help me. PS: I don't speak english, I'm using a translator, sorry. can you see?
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Ubuntu 20.04 Keyboard navigation of Desktop Environment and Folders [duplicate]

I am unable to directly navigate the folders on my desktop environment using only the keyboard. Searching over internet, I couldn't find a shortcut to select a folder on the desktop (Example Recycle ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 dock icons not working correctly

I am trying to fix an issue without any luck. Help is much appreciated. I installed ubuntu 20.04 just after release. After a couple of days, application icons in the dock stopped appearing while the ...
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icons image are missing on dock panel

I have recently installed ubuntu 20.04 LTS and then I have installed virtualbox but when I open some VM, icons do not show up on the dock panel: I have installed a custom shell and its icon is ...
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How to remove password requirement from `dash` executable and add it to the dock

I have 7 files for fan control which have following lines inside: #!/bin/dash echo level k | sudo tee /proc/acpi/ibm/fan where k after echo level is from 1 to 7 The script runs fine, however it ...
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How can I show tasks only of current virtual desktop in Ubuntu dock? [duplicate]

Is there way I can only show the tasks which are running in the Ubuntu dock which are running on the current virtual desktop instead of showing all the tasks? I'm on Ubuntu 20.04.
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Can't uninstall dash to dock

I'm a newbie to ubuntu and was trying to uninstall dash to dock as I don't need it. I uninstalled it using sudo apt remove gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock and the dock still showed up in activities ...
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x2go icon not appearing in dock (20.04)

Recently upgraded to 20.04. A small annoyance with x2go client app: the icon for the remote desktop window (X2GoAgent) doesn't appear in the dock. It's just a blank square. If I alt-tab, it shows ...
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ThinkPad USB-C Dock Gen 2 with Dell xps 13

I know that my question will sound super noobie. I have a dell xps13 with Ubuntu 18.04.4 and a Lenovo Thinkpad type c dock gen 2. Why I bought it? Because I test gen 1 in the office for my laptop and ...
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pin folders in dock in 20-04

Alex Goes Fuhrmann and Pomsky have described the process to pin folders to the files icon on the Ubuntu dock in 18.04 (How do I pin my favorite folders in Ubuntu dock like in Windows?). I had this ...
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18.04 - Remove/Hide box around current icon

How can I remove the grey/transparent box around the icon of the application I'm using in Ubuntu dock? When multiple applications are running, the dock displays an indicator (a dot, but I can ...
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How to launch Spotify using a command through the dock

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop, and Spotify's fonts were too small to be legible. I was able to fix it by launching it though the terminal using this command spotify --force-device-scale-...
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Default dock replaced by dash-to-dock type dock

I used the dash-to-dock extension for quite a while, followed by a long period of using dash to panel. I'm trying to go back to the OG ubuntu look, but the dock didn't change back to what the default ...
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Can I make new applications of the dock launch from the top?

For example, I set up my taskbar icon 'order' bottom to top on my leftmost monitor. I dislike how new launched applications push EVERYTHING up. Alternatively, is there a way to change the anchor ...
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Ubuntu Dock disappearing when horizontal-scrolling on it

On Ubuntu 18.04, the Dock (sidebar ?) keeps disappearing when I do a horizontal scroll on it. Thanks to this blog I can make it reappear by restarting the gnome shell, but I think this is still a bug ...
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Terminator does not add to dock icon when opened via Ctrl+Alt+T

UBUNTU 18.04 and Gnome3 desktop. I have installed Terminator and set it to be default terminal application. So, when I press Ctrl+Alt+T it pops up instead of default terminal application. I also ...
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How to “always-hide” dock in Ubuntu 19.10? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 19.10 there's automatically converted GNOME's dash to dock. And, configuration: "settings -> dock": offers only option "Auto-hide the Dock", "GNOME Tweaks": can't configure any extension ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 Super + Q to show dock and number overlay not working

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to Ubuntu 19.10 and I've noticed that the command Super + Q for showing the dock and the number overlay is not working. I've tried dconf Editor, remapping the "...
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Dock disappears in Ubuntu Budgie when I open a window on top of it

Can it be set so that the dock is overlayed on top of any other programs? Also, how do I change the size of the dock? I'm just messing with a virtual machine, but it's annoying me. I'm using Ubuntu ...
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18.04 GNOME3 Shell bug: Dash doesn't return when waking up screen saver or unlocking the screen?

Image of problem So this happened to me before when using Ubuntu in the past. This has proven to be very annoying and the main reason I stopped using Ubuntu before. I've never been able to solve the ...
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How to lock position of apps on the dock?

Is there a way to lock the position of apps on the dock? Currently, it is possible to shift them around by dragging them, but this has become annoying as I often drag them by accident. I've looked in ...
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Pinning shortcuts to Ubuntu dock

When I have a lot of shortcuts at my Ubuntu dock, the first disappears when I show the last one. How could I pin any shortcut to not hide it when I show the last one? All the best.
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Dell Precision 5530 fans constantly running of docked to USB-C Dock

I am running a Dell Precision 5530 with i9 and the NVidea Quattro 2000. Usually I just use the NVidea GPU when doing heavy work and most of the time it is deactivated, so my computer runs very quite. ...
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Having downloads folder popup like a fan from the dock (like in OSX)

Since moving from OSX to Ubuntu it's been really bugging me that I don't have the downloads folder popping up like a fan from the dock. What I mean is this: Could anyone suggest have to get ...
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In a multi-head MATE desktop environment, how can fullscreen windows be made to respect the dock placement?

I have three displays running with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (X11) and the MATE Mutiny desktop environment. When I bring a window to fullscreen, the resize of the window does not respect the dock and ends up ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Dock Customization is not working

I had cloned my hard disk which has Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to a new hard disk using dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=blocksize command. Everything works fine with the cloned hard disk. I can boot the system ...
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Launchers in the dock of Ubuntu MATE using the Mutiny appearance configuration vanish on reboot. How can this be addressed?

Just as the title says. I have an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installation running the MATE desktop environment with the Mutiny appearance configuration (styled after Unity7). I can set launchers in the dock but ...
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WD19TB Dock mirrors 2 external displays instead of extending

I'm running Ubuntu 19.10 on a Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1. I'm using the WD19TB dock to connect 2 external displays. Everything works except for the fact that my OS only detects 1 external display and ...

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