I've tried to set up plank on three monitors but without success.

I parsed these answers also: How can I have one plank on each of my monitors, How to duplicate the taskbar on the second monitor on Loki?

What I did:


change settings in dconf-editor ==> net.launchpad.plank.enabled_docks: from [dock1] to [dock1, dock2, dock3]


copy configs of the dock1 to the dock2 and dock3:

cp -r ~/.config/plank/dock1 ~/.config/plank/dock2
cp -r ~/.config/plank/dock1 ~/.config/plank/dock3


restart plank: sudo killall plank

At the end I got nothing. I tried to log out but nothing was changed, only one plank on the main monitor was present.

Could you please explain how to do this on Juno 5.0? Any help is really appreciated.

  • Did you change the 'monitor settings' in net.launchpad.plank.docks.dock1/2/3 to different values?
    – mazienho
    Mar 24, 2019 at 12:26
  • @mazienho, it's the first described step above. Did you mean that?
    – fuser
    Mar 24, 2019 at 18:12
  • No, in your settings you enable multiple docks - so far so good. Maybe you need to change settings for each dock in the config path I mentioned.
    – mazienho
    Mar 24, 2019 at 19:18
  • @mazienho, thanks for the reply. I do not have any files named 'monitor settings' in the path you mentioned. In this path ==> /net/launchpad/plank/enabled-docks the only setting is enabled-docks. Nothing more in plank folder. Should I create 'monitor settings' file manually?
    – fuser
    Mar 27, 2019 at 18:11
  • in my dconf editor there is this option link Maybe that is missing in Juno? I still use Loki so I hoped that my comments could help you. I do not know if I had hard problems but I cannot remember that I created these settings manually. Maybe they came with installation of "elementary tweaks"? Can you choose a display when you open "plank preferences" (right click on plank or plank --preferences in terminal)?
    – mazienho
    Mar 28, 2019 at 21:11


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