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Questions tagged [ubuntu-dock]

A customizable dock shipped with Ubuntu with Ubuntu 17.10 and later. The Dock contains icons of running and favorite applications and a Show Applications icon.

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Problem with Game Icons in Ubuntu Dock [duplicate]

So, I made a stardew valley.desktop and add this shortcut to favorites. But when I start the game, the game creates a new icon and replaces mine with that one instead. How I can fix this?
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Firefox Won't Open from Gnome Launcher

Mid day yesterday Firefox stopped working when trying to launch if from inside the Gnome 3 desktop. Clicking the launcher icon in the dash or clicking links inside other applications like slack or ...
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Can Ubuntu dock be at the bottom when screen is rotated? [duplicate]

I have a touchy laptop, and with Ubuntu 18, the screen rotates with it. Superb. However, normally the dock is at the left (which for screen real estate is optimal), but when the screen is in portrait ...
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How to make a launcher/desktop app that launches two processes not add items to launcher (dock)?

Well considering I have a launch icon, this launches a shell script that (in turn) starts two applications: pgadmin server and a chrome-page opening redirecting to the pgadmin server. pgadmin.desktop ...
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GNOME Dash-to-dock feature not show running apps

It shows the favorite applications, and properly shows the orange dotd on the left of the running ones, but not the running ones if they are not favorites. From dconf-editor, org->gnome->shell->...
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Dock acting strange since last update

Running 18.04 LTS on a Lenovo E480 laptop. I install all software updates as they show up. When I mouseover certain programs in favorites (TeXWorks, in particular), the dock bounces up and down. ...
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How can I change the icon on a custom launcher in the dock?

I have a custom launcher. the last line of the .desktop file is: Icon=/home/user/bin/fritzing-0.9.3b/icons/fritzing_icon.png It looks great in the folder i.e. correct icon. It looks great on the ...
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Workspace Switcher in Unity Launcher disappeared from Ubuntu 18.04 dock

Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 wiped out the icon "show workspaces" from the desktop launcher. I mean that view below: Some posts around are telling to install GNOME extensions and so. Can't I just get it ...
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Launcher and Dock

Have just updated my computer from Ubuntu 16 LTS to Ubuntu 18 LTS and the original Launcher is still there with the new "Dock" super-imposed over each other. How does one get rid of the original ...
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Ubuntu virtual desktop like Windows [duplicate]

I want to change to new virtual desktop, I use Ctrl+Alt+down to change desktop I don't want to see previous virtual desktop application that I am using. In Windows every Virtual desktop is ...
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Running applications not showing up in the dash

I am running Ubuntu Cosmic (18.10) and I noticed that various running applications (not all of them) are not showing up in the dash when running. It is the case for Rhythmbox, Document viewer, ...
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How do I make this thing in dock into one? [duplicate]

As you can see on this screenshot in the Dock there are two icons of TeamSpeak. If I want to launch it i just press the square one and then it "creates" the round one. So here is my question: Can I ...
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A different icon with a different name appears when I click the launcher [duplicate]

I've noticed that some packages will create a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications but when I run the app a different icon with a different name would appear on the "favorites bar" (Ubuntu dock, ...
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No E-Mail Notification Thunderbird in Dock

I have Ubuntu 18.10 and if I get a new E-mail from Thunderbird the red notifier on Dock (button) is not visible. Have somebody an idea what happens?
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On Ubuntu 18.10 clicking of dock icon do not hide the window away. How to fix it? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 18.10 and clicking on an icon of any window (while it's open) do not "minimize" the widow. On Ubuntu Budgie and 16.4, it worked pretty much fine. Was it removed?
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How to add GNOME Shell dash folders to the launcher dock

It is possible to group applications in GNOME Shell dash into folders. But I couldn't figure out how to add these dash folders to the GNOME Shell dock (launcher). I wonder if there is a way to do this....
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Can't add app (PyCharm) to Ubuntu Dock in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

A day ago I have updated from 16.04 version and in new system install IDEs, that I need(PyCharm, WebStorm). So both of them have the same installation process. But when WebStorm is running, I can ...
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Stop last active window moving position in dock in Ubuntu 18.04

In Ubuntu 18.04 if I click a dock icon it gives me the previews of each window, it keeps moving the positions of them, which looks to be active first, is there a way to stop this happening? My issue ...
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Persistent white dot in Ubuntu Dock since 18.10 update

The issue is that white dot stays in Ubuntu dock (Favorites bar) after you moved something: The second one is I can't remove Kazam, even though it's not running.
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Adding an icon for Spyder in Favourites bar in Ubuntu 18.04

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 18.04 and Anaconda (with Python 3.7) in my laptop, and I want to set up a launcher icon for the Spyder IDE in the Favourites bar - something I've done many times in the ...
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How can I add an icon to the launcher to show the desktop on 18.10? [duplicate]

I know I can use Super + D to show the desktop - but how can I add an icon to do so as a favorite in the launcher?
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How can I add a startup parameter to a favorited application in Ubuntu 18.04?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with the default GNOME Desktop and I want to add a startup parameter when starting an application from the launcher/dock (e.g., add UI scaling to Chrome). In Unity, I could ...
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How can I make pressing Super+[number] multiple times cycle through open windows of an application? [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 18.10, when I press Super+[number] for an application with a single window, that window is brought to focus. If there are multiple windows though, I get a popup selection which requires me ...
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User .desktop file duplicates and hijacks system app icon in GNOME dock

I'm trying to set up a custom "Open in Emacs" .desktop file that uses the emacsclient utility to open a new buffer in an existing Emacs instance, if available, or start a new instance otherwise. In ...
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How do I maximize windows behind Ubuntu dock?

I would like to make maximized windows reach behind the launcher (or dock), to improve appearance. Currently items can reach behind it, but not when using the maximize option. As you can see the ...
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How to change the behavior of clicking on grouped apps in launcher

On one of my computers, clicking on an Icon on the launcher that has multiple application grouped will toggle between opening all the Windows in the group, or minimzing all the windows in the group. ...
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Grouping Icons from Multiple Eclipse Installs

I have two different Eclipse installs in my Ubuntu 18.04 with different plugins I create two .desktop files: Install A [Desktop Entry] Name=Eclipse Java Type=Application StartupNotify=true ...
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Unreliable taskbar and lock screen on Ubuntu 18.10

I have been using Ubuntu 18.10 alongside Windows on my laptop. I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.10 fine, but randomly, at times, the "taskbar" decides to die on me and does not show any new apps that are open. ...
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Programatically hide Gnome desktop dock [duplicate]

How can I toggle the automatic dock hiding feature programmatically? To be more precise, how can I toggle the feature from a command line script or toggle it with a shortcut?
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Why won't some open applications come up on panel (Ubuntu Dock) icon click?

In an effort to regain some familiar Windows features, I've enabled minimize on click, which works fairly well. I also have it set up to only show programs as open on the relevant monitor. However, in ...
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How can I add a live Unity-style workspaces icon to the gnome-shell dock?

I have configured gnome-shell in Ubuntu 18.04 to have 4 static workspaces in a grid with the "Workspace grid" gnome-shell extension. I have also disabled the workspace overlay that pops up whenever ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - dock behavior for apps in multiple workspaces

The Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 16.04 had a smart way of representing applications in different workspaces: the pip next to the application would be solid for applications in the current workspace, a ...
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Ubuntu Dock — Set a custom transparency level on Ubuntu 18.10 [duplicate]

I want it to be something like 90% opaque, so the icons are easier to see on light-colored themes.
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Global shortcut to switch to instance of application without selecting window

Ubuntu 18.04 (and presumably other versions that use Gnome, such as 17.10 and 18.10) has global keyboard shortcuts for switching among applications based on their location in the dock with Super-0...9:...
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Ubuntu 18.0.4 Dock mouse hover tooltips - how to disable?

I need to know if it is possible and how to disable the Ubuntu 18.0.4 Dock tool-tips for mouse hover the pinned application.
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'gnome-control-center' disappears on Ubuntu 18.10 after repostioning Ubuntu dock

When I change the position of the sidebar (dock), the 'Settings' window disappears from the screen and never shows up again. The process starts to run when you click on the setting icon or run the ...
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Why are the symbols in my list of open windows repaced by a missing file?

I have the problem, that after an upgrade 14.04 -> 16.04 -> 18.04 and the corresponding change of Unity -> GNOME many of my programs do not show up correctly in the list of open windows (typically on ...
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Unmounted/mounted drives in dock 18.04

So upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04, how do I get my passwd protected drives to show in dock/launcher? It is very frustrating to use nautilus->other locations and then mount+passwd, then you have to close ...
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Dock favourites to open with double click

The favourites in the dock opened by single click. Is it possible to make it double click? it is 18.04 LTS. I pretty often do double click and open 2 instances instead of one, because I feel it rather ...
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MuseScore Won't Lock to the Dock [duplicate]

I installed MuseScore on Ubuntu 18.04 using snap from the terminal. After I installed it I wanted to add it to the dock. Instead of the usual 'Add to Favorites' I get 'Quit' and 'All Windows >'. ...
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Disable window grouping in the Dock on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Is there any way in Ubuntu 18.04 that windows of the same application can be opened with each window having its own icon in the Dock, i.e. if you open Firefox twice that makes two separate Firefox ...
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Can't remove ubuntu dock after upgrading to 18.04 [duplicate]

I just upgrade to ubuntu to 18.04 fr0m 16.04. I was using unity launcher but when I upgrade ubuntu version it switched with dock (I assume) Now I want to remove or hide dock. I tried these methods ...
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Task bar is displayed on lock screen

As illustrated here, my computer always displays taskbar (Ubuntu dock) after waking from sleep: I searched online for a solution but it didn't quite help me at all. Sometimes, it'll show the message: ...
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Duplicate icons of the same application created on Dock with no WM_class found

I followed all the steps in this answer: https://askubuntu.com/a/975230/719469 However when I run xprop WM_CLASS in Terminal and click on my application's window, it gives me: WM_CLASS: not found. ...
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How do I pin a file shortcut to Ubuntu dock?

I would like to pin a file's shortcut to the dock in the Ubuntu 18.04 GNOME desktop so that the file opens directly when I click it, for example a spreadsheet file that opens with LibreOffice Calc. Is ...
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Why does the dock appear on the left when my screen is locked?

The dock doesn't work correctly after I enter my password, either.
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Application menu button at the top of the taskbar [duplicate]

Please canonical, move button of application menu at the top on the taskbar
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Ubuntu 18.04 drag-and-drop icons to sidebar fails to bring window to foreground [duplicate]

I've noticed another useful feature that used to exist in Ubuntu, but seems to have disappeared in the 18.04 upgrade. If you drag an icon (e.g. a file or a web link) to the sidebar, so that the ...
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Unable to add latest Firefox browser to Favorites on Ubuntu 18.04

I have downloaded the latest Firefox tar.bz2 file and extracted in home directory, I added it in Favorites. But when I launch it shows the older version. How can I add the latest version in ...
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Thunderbird Favourite [duplicate]

Just installed Thunderbird and it works fine on Ubuntu 18.04. I would like however to add it into programs shown on the App launcher and also favourites.