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Switching between windows with scroll wheel on Ubuntu Dock

Open Terminal and run gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock scroll-action 'cycle-windows'
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How can I configure the Ubuntu Dock to show windows only from the current workspace?

Open Terminal and run gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock isolate-workspaces true
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How do I enable 'minimize on click' on Ubuntu dock in 17.10 and later?

It seems as Ubuntu Dock is a fork of the popular and highly customisable Dash to Dock, Ubuntu Dock obeys (some) preferences set by Dash to Dock. See Solution 2 (CLI method) for the simplest fix. ...
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Adding custom programs to favourites of Ubuntu Dock

This is fairly easy. First, make a desktop application file that follows the freedesktop.org spec, e.g. [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Encoding=UTF-8 Name=MyApplication Comment=My fancy new ...
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How can I add custom '.desktop' application launchers to Ubuntu Dock?

Create a .desktop file (or, copy if you already have one ready), say my-chrome.desktop, in your ~/.local/share/applications/ directory. You may add the following lines to it for a simple, bare-minimum ...
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Duplicate application icons in Ubuntu dock upon launch

You need to add a proper StartupWMClass line to the .desktop launcher corresponding to the application (refer to this). Follow these steps: Open Files and go to your /usr/share/applications folder. ...
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How can I get rid of the Ubuntu Dock?

Run the following: cd /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ sudo mv [email protected]{,.bak} Press ALT + F2 and type r in the input. In case if you need to undo: cd /usr/share/gnome-shell/...
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How do I move the "Show Applications" icon in Ubuntu Dock?

If you don't like to run command then open dconf-editor (by simply click show applications icon and search dconf) then go to org > gnome > shell > extensions > dash-to-dock Then search for ...
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How do I hide the icon for a mounted volume from the dock on Ubuntu 19.10 and later?

Open Terminal and run the following command: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock show-mounts false
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Cannot add custom launcher to Ubuntu Dock ('Add to Favorites' option does not show up)

Open Terminal and run gsettings get org.gnome.shell favorite-apps You should get the list of .desktop files associated to the apps pinned to Ubuntu dock in order, something like the following: ['...
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How do I move the "Show Applications" icon in Ubuntu Dock?

The following command will work for the current user: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock show-apps-at-top true Is the command-line equivalent to dconf-editor GUI. To make it ...
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How do I get the Ubuntu Dock off the secondary monitor?

In Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa, there's a simple setting you can configure in Appearance -> Dock -> Show on:
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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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How can I add "Show desktop" to the GNOME dash or Ubuntu Dock?

I found a way to do that: Open a terminal and install wmctrl: sudo apt update sudo apt install wmctrl Create a shell script named show-desktop.sh (I put it in my home folder) gedit ~/show-desktop.sh ...
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How to move "Show Applications" button from bottom to top in launcher?

This command will move it to the top: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock show-apps-at-top true Use this to undo it: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock show-...
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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 do I move Ubuntu dock to bottom on Ubuntu 17.10 and later?

Go to System Settings and Select Dock from the Left Sidebar. In here, you'll see the option to move the Launcher (it's called Dock in Ubuntu 17.10) to bottom or to the right.
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How can I hover over icons in Ubuntu Dock to see all windows of one application?

I am not aware of any window-preview-on-mouse-hover feature, but you can activate previews of open windows on Primary mouse button click by running gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-...
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Disable the default app key (super+num) functionality on Ubuntu 17.10 and later

For Ubuntu 17.10 - 18.10 Run the following command in Terminal: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock hot-keys false This should disable the default behaviour of Super+0...9.
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How do I pin my favorite folders in Ubuntu dock like in Windows?

Follow the steps below. Create a .desktop file (say custom-filemanager.desktop) in ~/.local/share/applications. You can do this by running the following command in Terminal touch ~/.local/share/...
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Why do I have two docks in Ubuntu desktop (with GNOME 3) after installing Dash to Dock?

Running Dash to Dock along with the default Ubuntu Dock is not a good idea. As Ubuntu Dock is a fork of Dash to Dock (and hence they share many same schemas), issue like this is not really surprising. ...
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GNOME 3 merge top bar and Ubuntu dock (side/bottom bar)

The Dash to Panel Gnome Shell extension does exactly what you want and is highly configurable. You can install it from Ubuntu software (search Dash to panel), or using the terminal with the command ...
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Keyboard shortcut to "Show Applications"

What you're describing is a standard behaviour. Pressing Super brings up the "Activities" overview (same as clicking "Activities" in the top-left). Pressing Super again brings you back to the desktop....
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Disable the default app key (super+num) functionality on Ubuntu 17.10 and later

For Ubuntu 19.04 In addition to Nolf's answer, you can also set these settings on the command line with these commands: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock hot-keys false gsettings ...
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My Applications are not showing after upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04

In my case, this was being caused by an extension. In my particular case once I deactivated the Appfolders management extension which I had included in 18.04 LTS and restarted the computer everything ...
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How can I get rid of the Ubuntu Dock?

Since Ubuntu Dock is a system extension (package name: gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock), it is not possible to simply disable it using GNOME Tweaks or from the GNOME Shell Extensions website. ...
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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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