I have lost count of times I have accidentally removed an icon from the dock by being a "bit too fast/sloppy" with my mouse movement (swiping an icon away from the dock removes it from the dock). It is beginning to irritate me :-) Is it possible "to lock" the the icons in the dock (and/or only allow removing of them by mouse's right click action) ??? Please :-)

  • Check settings mouse, maybe there is something there. I dont get that so I can compare mine. Let me know. Dec 23, 2021 at 4:18

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Ctrl + Right click on Plank opens a menu. There you can find Preferences -> Behaviour -> Lock Icons and select it.

  • Solved, thank you @Webshaped
    – bambuko
    Dec 23, 2021 at 9:42

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