There used to be a setting in Plank settings to hide the unpinned apps, super useful. I cannot find it any more. Has it been moved in Juno, or removed? Thanks a lot!

Edit: including a screenshot of my settings page for the dock. Most settings are gone in this release and it makes me a little frustrated. enter image description here

The reason why I'd hide some apps is to have things like widgets stay on the desktop, without appearing in the Plank. In the attached screenshot, see the bottom right end of the Plank: three extra icons from the widgets that I use at the moment. enter image description here

  • I never understood that option, it's there, see my answer. But how is that useful?
    – user170
    Commented Oct 17, 2018 at 21:38
  • see my updated answer
    – user170
    Commented Oct 18, 2018 at 15:39
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    Possible duplicate of How can I access hidden plank settings?
    – user170
    Commented Oct 18, 2018 at 15:43

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In the question the OP is referring to the Desktop>Dock settings, which do not include what is asked (did they ever?).

The option is accessible under the Plank preferences, which are independent from the system settings. Plank preferences are accessible in different ways:

  • press Ctrl-key and right-click Plank dock, then select "Preferences"


  • run plank --preferences in terminal.

Therefore this question might even be a duplicate of this.

Un-check "Show unpinned".

enter image description here

  • I've edited my original post please see some clarification. Thank you for replying!
    – DrAcid
    Commented Oct 18, 2018 at 15:29
  • @DrAcid - the settings that you have posted in the question as image are under settings - desktop. My answer is referring to the Plank settings, accessible as indicated.
    – user170
    Commented Oct 18, 2018 at 15:34
  • Thanks a lot for clarification! It's surprising why they ever split the settings in the firstplace.
    – DrAcid
    Commented Oct 18, 2018 at 16:06
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    @DrAcid - Plank is a very light program that is in no way dependent upon the elementary system, but can be easily installed on any Linux. elementary tries to reduce user intervention and access to settings, it's their hallmark, which I find annoying and ridiculous: mimicking apple! If they wanted the user to be that passive they should offer in exchange something more than mimicry, maybe start manufacturing computers that could make one forget the software limitations:)
    – user170
    Commented Oct 18, 2018 at 20:25

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