Just installed DevilSpie according to this topic:

How can I view the desktop?

The problem is, every time I hit the hot corner, plank disappears. How can I use the specific commands listed in there without minimizing Plank or panel?


1 Answer 1


You need to tell devilspie to ignore plank and wingpanel. In the minimize.ds file you should have something like:

        (not(is(application_name) "wingpanel")))
        (not(is(application_name) "plank")))

EDIT: I also updated the instructions in How can I view the desktop?, it is quite a nifty feature and I think it should be available in elementary OS by default.

  • Thanks a lot. Works like a charm.
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    Oct 12, 2019 at 23:30
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