The Desktop plug in settings only lets you choose between two icon sizes and the hide behavior. I would like to be able to change the settings with more control than that. Is there a simple way to do this?
Plank has a hidden settings window for developers/OEMs.
- Hold down Control and right click anywhere on the dock
- Select "Preferences"
- Go nuts
Please be aware that some of these options will lead to less-than-optimal experiences. For example, setting the dock to the Top position will make it impossible to unhide in certain situations as well as cover the time, etc. Some of these features are not completely implemented or don't fully work with other parts of the desktop environment or with certain hardware.
It is quite easy to fine-tune the settings of Plank.
~/.config/plank/dock and open the
settings file in your preferred text editor. You can view hidden folders by pressing
Scroll down to near the end of the file, and change the line that
This will also work in other distros.