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Questions tagged [plank]

The Plank is the default dock used by elementary OS. It is Docky's successor.

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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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How to show automatically plank in ubuntu 16.04 LTS? [duplicate]

After I installed Plank and I clicked it, the plank show up. but if I restart or turn on the laptop. The Plank not automatically opened (show). How can I show automatically show Plank after reboot or ...
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A minor issue with almost all docks on xfce and kde

While running a dock like Plank or Docky on xfce or kde and keeping it on the left, an 'imaginary line' is created. Moving windows to this line causes them to 'stick' to it just like when the window ...
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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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Create a '.desktop' shortcut for 'Show Applications' - Ubuntu 18.04

I need to create a '.desktop' shortcut for 'Show Applications', so that I can pin it to Plank to view all applications and search.
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How to configure plank(dock) on Lubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

I just installed the plank dock app on Lubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and i have no idea where to find settings for it. Any ideas? Thanks
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How can I launch portable firefox app as a separate application?

I like to compartmentalize my internet browsing. I use one browser for work related stuff, one browser personal banking and bills, and another browser for general social related stuff like online ...
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18.04 Ubuntu Budgie: How do I add a link to the Applications menu in plank?

Just trying to simulate my workflow on my main laptop (running OSX) on my spare laptop.
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How to change Ubuntu Budgie's Plank launcher command line parameters?

I would like to run Tilix with param --session=~/my-tilix-config.json with mouse clicking Plank's launcher. I found that references to launchers visible in Plank are kept in ~/.config/plank/dock1/...
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Desktop icons and dock panel not showing

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04. I recently encountered a problem that desktop icons and dock panel(I use Plank) not showing after my PC start-up. I found when this problem happens also night light doesn't ...
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How do I get rid of the “opened application” indicator on Plank? (Ubuntu 18.04, Cinnamon)

There is a blue light icon below any open programs on Plank. I have disabled the function to have icons on plank that are not pinned to it, but the blue light persists on icons that are pinned. I ...
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Can I add an application button to Plank?

Applications button in the Plank Docklets doesn't work on Ubuntu 18.04. How can I add an application button to Plank? (performs same as Win+A)
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Error occured after installing plank in ubuntu

when I open an app, it's icon gets displayed twice on the taskbar. I want to hide anyone of them. The screenshot would explain my question:
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Any way to make plank work in Ubuntu 17.10?

I installed plank from the stable ppa; sudo add-apt-repository ppa:docky-core/stable But it doesn't open, I tried to open it using the terminal, here is the output: $plank [WARN 19:35:57.039545] [...
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Ubuntu 17.10 how to replace default dock with Plank or Cairo

I was wondering how I can replace the default dock with an alternative like plank or cairo? I installed plank and launched it but that does nothing. How do I actually switch to the newly installed ...
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How to remove a dock from Plank?

I wanted to move the launcher to the bottom and have it aligned in the center, so I downloaded Plank. I didn't like it so I uninstalled it but the dock still appears when I move the cursor to the ...
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I cant add Slingscold to plank1

i add Slingscold but i cant see add it. Slingscold.dockitem delete always automatically. how fix it?
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Nautilus isn't minimizing but opening a new session every time the icon is clicked

To clarify, when I click an icon in plank it opens a window of the respective app. If I click that icon again it gets minimized like it should. But when I do the same with Nautilus it opens up a new ...
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Plank dock in Lubuntu?

Is it possible to use the Plank dock in Lubuntu? Will it get in the way of the taskbar?
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Can't remove “plasma” icon from Plank

I recently moved to Kubuntu 17.04 from Ubuntu Gnome 17.04, and installed plank on Kubuntu This icon does nothing can't be closed or can't be un-pinned what can I do to remove it?
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Plank isn't showing up in Gnome Wayland session

After installing and setting up 17.04 Ubuntu Gnome, I tried Wayland session of Gnome, everything seemed to be little improved but Plank dock wasn't working at all. even after launching it from the app ...
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How to disable Plank application on Ubuntu startup

I have installed Plank program on my Ubuntu Mate 16.04. Plank logo But after first run it always run on system startup. I don't want to uninstall it, but I want to disable startup run. And there is ...
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Plank issues: not showing active programs nor reopen minimized windows

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 ...
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Grey bar appears when installed plank dock

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 and installed XFCE desktop environment right away. And then installed numix theme and icon pack. Then I installed plank. After installation a grey bar appears. When plank is ...
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Run .desktop file at startup (and follow its Icon= specification)

I want to run a script at startup that would use a custom icon that should appear in Plank dock. For that I have created a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications that runs the script (see all ...
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Plank icon to startup script

I want to run the script temp-throttle (https://github.com/Sepero/temp-throttle) at startup and show a custom Plank icon. The script will throttle CPU frequency at 79 celsius if run like so sudo ./...
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Plank dock in XFCE covers xfce-panels

I've installed the Plank dock in XFCE. It works OK except I use it vertically like to have the dock that the full height available. When Plank is focused (ie: when you click on an app icon), Plank ...
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Can I make Plank take the full length available

I just installed Plank on my Xubuntu. I would like Plank to take the full-length available (even though I've only got a few icons). I can't find a setting for this in the preferences. Is it something ...
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After installing plank shutdown logs me out

I know this is probably a duplicate, but the solution given in Shutdown button only logs out ubuntu 15.04 isn't working for me. So I am asking it again. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 I did follow the ...
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How do I put slingscold icon on plank?

I installed slingscold and plank by typing the following in terminal: sudo su add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/macbuntu apt update apt install slingscold apt install plank apt install macbuntu-os-...
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why is this line appearing after installing kubuntu-desktop?

I thought to give kubuntu-desktop a try on my xubuntu. So i installed it. On reboot, a white line appears on my screen. I removed all kubuntu-desktop that i previously installed but the line still ...
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All docks cause an unsightly line through the desktop

When the plank dock is active on my computer, it causes an unsightly line that pierces through the desktop, as shown here: Problems with Plank dock This line does not just go through the wallpaper, ...
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Unable to customise Plank on Xubuntu 16.04

folks! I recently upgraded from Xubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 on my Asus 1015-CX. In my case, it's smoother than the previous version, but I am not able to customise Plank any more by rightclicking on the ...
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How to add trash can to Plank

I have been trying to add the trash can to Plank, but I cannot figure out how to do it (Ubuntu 15.10). I see instructions on how to do it for Elementary OS, but I have no knowledge of Elementary OS so ...
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Plank dock undesirable effect when using “Pressure Reveal”

I am using Plank as my dock for sometime now and it works magnificently. However, I'm experiencing problems when I enable "Pressure Reveal" in the settings. I'm using the "Autohide" settings so Plank ...
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Disable Plank Mouse Hover Tooltips

Is there any way to disable launcher mouse hover tooltips in Plank ? I would really like to achieve this. Adding the line gtk-enable-tooltips = 0 to my .gtkrc-2.0 file in my home folder doesn't ...
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Docky runs as regular plank. How can I get docky back?

I'm currently using docky as my primary app launcher. One day, docky just started running as regular plank. It just looks like regular plank, with regular plank settings window and options and no ...
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Add “Show Desktop” shortcut to plank

I am using Plank on Ubuntu 14.04, I want to add "show desktop" shortcut to plank so that whenever I click it I get to see the desktop directly instead of minimizing all the windows. How can I do it?
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Remove Plank from Alt+Tab switcher

My dock, Plank, is in the Alt+Tab switcher. It's very annoying and serves no purpose. How do I remove it?
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Unpinned Docky/Plank icon from Docky/Plank docks and can't pin it on again

The Docky/Plank icons on the homonym docks let the user edit the settings more quickly than modifying the configuration file, I unpinned them and now I don't know how to pin them on again.
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Plank Dock to use image instead of color?

I was wondering if it's possible to make the plank dock use an image as a background instead of a solid/transparent color? As far as I can see, the plank dock themes are composed of some kind of html/...
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plank has duplicate icons for added launchers in LXDE

I am on Lubuntu and just installed plank for a dock. I have figured out how to remove launchers by dragging and dropping and the go [poof] in a cloud, and I figured out how to add by right clicking ...
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How Do I Change Icons in the Dock “Plank”?

I'm wondering how I change icons for specifically the dock "Plank". I've only managed to find a way to change theme, but not icons for the actual applications in the dock. Is it possible? If so, how ...
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Show desktop shortcut on Pantheon

I'm using Elementary OS's Pantheon Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 12.04. What is the shortcut to show the desktop? How can I add Show Desktop icon on Wingpanel or on Plank Doc?
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Is there anyway to create screen space for Plank dock like in Mac OS X?

I want Plank to work like the dock in Mac OS X (and Gnome Panel-Docklet 13) so that maximised windows won't cover the dock. Doc in Mac OS X http://www.gellocunan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/MacOS4....