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Ubuntu 18.04 - get Ubuntu dock to only display the windows from the current screen (monitor)

Launch Terminal and run gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock isolate-monitors true
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How to add Eclipse to Favorites?

I merged this answer, OP's answer, below comments and my own experience: Create a file called Eclipse.desktop in ~/.local/share/applications (e.g. with the command nano ~/.local/share/applications/...
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How to make dock background 80% transparent in Ubuntu 19.04

Adjusting the transparency of the dock --- Method 1: using dconf The setting is available, but not exposed to the user. You can see a range of system settings in a utility 'dconf', which you need to ...
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How do I turn off minimize-on-click option for Ubuntu dock?

You can revert to the default option by running gsettings reset org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-action Also try running gsettings range org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-...
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Do green numbers on icons in the dock mean I should be doing something?

Those are notifications. Click on the date/time to see them. The green emblem on the Files icon indicates a previously completed file operation.
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Ubuntu 18 - how to ungroup apps in dock?

To mimic the Windows taskbar, install the extension "Dash to Panel". It immediately provides a Windows style bar at the bottom of the screen. It has plenty of configuration options, including the ...
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How can I hide the Dock in GNOME?

You can use the following extension to completely hide the Dock: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/307/dash-to-dock/ With this extension, you will be able to hide the dock but keep the dock-...
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Dock settings missing in gnome-control-center after upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10

Ubuntu Dock doesn't seem to be installed, you can verify it by running apt-cache policy gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock There should be an Installed: (none) line in the output. If so, you may ...
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Update to 22.04 - problem with Dock

From a terminal: gnome-extensions enable [email protected]
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How do I pin a file shortcut to Ubuntu dock?

Follow the steps below. Create a .desktop file (say spreadsheet1.desktop) in ~/.local/share/applications/ directory. You can do that by running the following command in Terminal: touch ~/.local/...
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Ubuntu dock is stuck

That is the default behaviour. Ubuntu dock uses "intellihide" mechanism (i.e. dodges windows only) when it is set to auto-hide. If you wish to keep it hidden until mouse-hover, open Terminal and run ...
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(xRDP) Desktop looks different when connecting remotely

We are assuming that you are running Ubuntu 18.04 or later, as you are connecting to the GNOME Desktop. The problem you are describing is expected when you perform a manual installation (with no ...
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how to launch application launcher via latte dock using only Super key?

According to the FAQ page of the project on GitHub, there are two ways to do this. You can either edit ~/.config/kwinrc and add [ModifierOnlyShortcuts] Meta=org.kde.lattedock,/Latte,org.kde....
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How can I hide the Dock in GNOME?

In Ubuntu 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04 and 20.04 you can uninstall gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock using: sudo apt remove gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock This will remove the Ubuntu dock. You ...
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Keyboard shortcut for launching application from dock in Ubuntu 18

Simply press and hold Super+Q. You should see numbers appearing next to the application icons. Then release Q and press the number associated to your target application to launch it. You can ...
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How can I hide the Dock in GNOME?

You also could do it with dconf Editor which is pretty useful tool if you like tweaking your desktop. So, in dconf Editor go to /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-dock and turn off simultaneously ...
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Firefox profiles with different icons in Ubuntu dock

Edit profile's .desktop file: add --class SomeClass to the end of Exec key to change program's WM_CLASS value (see this article) add new key StartupWMClass=SomeClass to the end of file (see this ...
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Okular instances does not group under single icon in desktop dock on Ubuntu 17.10

Copy the okularApplication_pdf.desktop file from /usr/share/applications to ~/.local/share/applications. For that you may run cp /usr/share/applications/okularApplication_pdf.desktop ~/.local/share/...
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How can I hide/show the Ubuntu dock with a keyboard shortcut?

Not exactly what it's intended for, but you can use super+q to show the Ubuntu dock when it's hidden. The actual use of the key combination is somewhat different, the super+q combination shows the ...
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How do I open all windows when clicking the icon in Ubuntu dock?

You can change the click-action on Ubuntu Dock icons. Open Terminal and run gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock click-action 'minimize' Now if you click on an application icon with ...
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Ubuntu 18 - how to ungroup apps in dock?

in Ubuntu 20.04, Install gnome tweaks and dash to panel extension sudo apt update sudo apt install gnome-tweaks sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-dash-to-panel Then, restart PC/Laptop. Open ...
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What's the difference between dash and dock?

It is terminology. In default GNOME Shell, the "Dash" is the bar with favorites and running applications that appears in the Activities Overview. It is only visible in the Activities ...
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Hiding the sidebar in Ubuntu

Above solutions don't work for Ubuntu 17.10+, for Ubuntu 17.10 GNOME Desktop, goto Settings>Dock>Auto-hide the Dock and toggle it to hide automatically. also, you can customize the position of ...
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How can I hide the Dock in GNOME?

The best method to do this in Ubuntu 18.04 is by using gsettings. Why install extensions when there is a clean way of doing this? Use the following command in terminal to auto-hide dock: gsettings ...
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New icon for Google Drive locked on the dock after upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10

Please, try this command: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock show-mounts false
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In Ubuntu 17.10, how to rearrange icons in dock

Drag & drop! See the animated image below. The solution above may be outdated or non-working. To rearrange the icons of the applications "pinned" (i.e. added to favourites) to the dock in the ...
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How do I auto-hide the Ubuntu Dock using gsettings on Ubuntu 17.10 and later?

Open Terminal and run gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock dock-fixed false Then run gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock autohide true Also you can toggle "...
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How to change position of `Show application` on Dock?

Open your terminal. Type the following command: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock show-apps-at-top true This should work to make the dock like this:
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Hiding the sidebar in Ubuntu

Ubuntu 18.04 Toggling on the setting Settings > Dock > Auto-hide the Dock hides the dock as the setting hint says i.e The dock hides when any windows overlap with it, however when switching back ...
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Dock settings missing in gnome-control-center after upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10

This issue might be caused by issues during the upgrade. Try reinstalling Ubuntu dock: sudo apt purge gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock sudo apt install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop This may or may ...
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