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

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Plank dock doesn't want to start [duplicate]

I was trying to install the dock plank but when I finished installing it and tried to start it from the app menu it did not open it, so I tried to start it from the terminal but it reported the ...
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Setting default theme for Plank on Ubuntu 20.04 using Cubic

I am trying to create a custom distro based on Ubuntu using Cubic. I have installed Plank and it works fine when using the Try Distro screen when booting into the vm that Cubic provides. I have copied ...
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How do you remove favorites from the plank dock?

My plank dock is completely filled up and I really need to free some space from it. When I right click nothing shows* I am using Ubuntu 20.04LTS
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Plank is not working after upgrade to Hirsuite Hippo

I've used Plank before installing 21.04 Hirsuite Hippo. But now it is not working. And after uninstallation, I've reinstalled Plank. But I get this output in terminal: $ plank (plank:12385): Gtk-...
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Plank dock stops showing up after screen resize Ubuntu 20.04

I'm having an issue with the Plank dock (launcher) on Ubuntu 20.04. I have a configuration with the "Autohide" feature "on". Once I do any configuration change to the desktop (i.e. ...
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Plank not starting: cannot find libwnck-3.so.0

I'm running Ubuntu 21.04 and Gnome40. Two days ago I read (on reddit) about gnome 40 and how to install it on Ubuntu. Since I have some issues with the stock desktop environment, I thought "why ...
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Is it possible to make the maximum icon zoom in plank more than 200%?

I would like to make the icon zoom in plank more than 200% so that I can have many small icons but then have them greatly enlarged when I scroll over them, to emulate the behaviour of the OSX dock. I ...
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Install plank in Xubuntu 20.04

I use this command to install Plank: sudo apt install plank But I get this error over and over: **The following packages have unmet dependencies: plank : Depends: libplank1 (= 0.11.89+git20200705....
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How creation of folders inside of plank be done in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS while retaining in them all the features of plank?

I am very happy with what plank has to offer but I am also looking for ways on how can we create folders inside plank. If I want to group application together based on type, this could be very helpful ...
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I am getting some error when I try to open plank by terminal of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. What can i do to get rid of this error message?

I am customising my desktop, plank is very beautiful tool and when I am trying to open plank settings by terminal, I get following error message: root@chess-HP-Laptop-15-bs0xx:~# plank [WARN 15:37:15....
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How do I fix "theme parsing error" when attempting to launch plank?

Guys I need help because whenever i launch plank or use "plank -d" it shows this message: [DEBUG 16:40:00.291288] [GLib-GIO] _g_io_module_get_default: Found default implementation dconf (...
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How to make a command line program have a custom icon in XFCE dock or Plank?

I have created a .desktop file for octave-cli, which is the command line version of GNU Octave. When I double click the .desktop file (which has the icon of Octave, and is pinned in XFCE Panel), the ...
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How to unpin docklets in ubuntu mate 20.04

I tried to use the battery and CPU monitor dock-let, just for curiosity... Once I had done it, I wasn't able to remove it, I have seen other such questions but the solutions didn't help me, I use ...
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How to move Plank dock vertically

I want to know if it's possible, by modifying some configuration files, to change the vertical position of Plank dock. Unfortunately in the settings you can only decide whether to put it at the top, ...
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Plank dropping Chromium shortcut

I've been using Plank for a couple of years with Ubuntu Budgie. Overall, I have no problems. However, from time to time, I see that my Chromium shortcut is suddenly missing. Even when I re-add it, it ...
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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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How to add custom icon theme to Plank dock?

[Desktop Entry] Name=Plank GenericName=Dock Categories=Utility; Type=Application Exec=plank Icon=/usr/share/icons/Numix-Circle/applications.svg Terminal=false NoDisplay=false I want my Plank to have ...
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Icon Zoom missing in Plank

I am using plank on my Ubuntu 20.04. Yesterday, I updated my packages using sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade After that, the plank feature "icon zoom" is missing in plank ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 black screen after Plank install

My ubuntu installation was working perceftly just until now. I installed plank and added it to my startup applications. I rebooted to make sure plank was working properly and thats when problems ...
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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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How do i get the app launcher icon in plank?

Im using plank and i was wondering how to get the app launcher icon from ubuntu in plank?
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Plank icon zoom not available in Ubuntu 19.04?

After installing plank on Ubuntu 19.04 and the plank settings app, there is no setting to allow icon zoom. Is there a fix for this? or am I missing something?
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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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No plank configuration file

I want to manually customize my plank dock but when I go to the plank directory, looking for the settings file, I only find the launchers directory, and not what I'm looking for. I already searched on ...
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Hide Plank on KDE startup, but keep on Gnome? [duplicate]

I'm trying out new desktop environments, and just downloaded KDE. I like having Plank on Gnome, but would like to disable it on startup for KDE. How do you start Plank on one desktop environment, but ...
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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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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' on Ubuntu 18.04

I need to create a .desktop shortcut for 'Show Applications', so that I can pin it to the Plank dock 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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