Questions tagged [plank]

Plank is elementary OS's default dock. It shows active applications and is usually found at the bottom of the screen.

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How do I add nice values to a plank docker app so they execute on launch without having to enter the command in terminal every time

How do I add nice values to an app in the docker so it can launch every time with having to run terminal i.e. nice firefox -20 I am looking specifically at elementary os docker and how to add the ...
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Dell WD19TB and ElementaryOS

I have a Dell wd19TB thunderbolt dock and it seems to work fine with ElementaryOS until I try to disable the Laptop display and only use my external displays. I am trying to disable the laptop display ...
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Dont group icon for multiple windows

how to have two icons for two firefox windows in dock? I want to switch between that windows using one click only, like in KDE. Thanks
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Files Icon progress bar in Dock

What does the progress bar on the Files icon within the Dock mean? I am sure I do not have anything copy so I am a little confused as to what it is indicating. I apologies if this is something ...
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Is there an alternative to plank that is workspace aware?

Right now if I have 2 workspaces and I have a program, let's say Firefox, open on workspace 1 then when I am on workspace 2 it shows it as open (the small blue dot underneath) That always gets me ...
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Tutanota client - Dual icons appear on dock when clicking on the application

I installed the Tutanota appimage and chose to integrate it with the desktop as well. After that, i chose to put the app on the dock as well. Now, whenever i press the tutanota app, a second Tutanota ...
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Extra Icon at the Dock

When I open Android Studio (installed through appcenter), an extra cog icon appear at the end of the dock. Why is that.
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Blurry Flatpak apps icon on dock (installed from flathub)

Apps installed via flatpak seems to have blurry icons on dock. Right after starting the app, the app icon on dock seems fine but as soon as its loaded it is blurred. I have tested it in vlc and ...
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Is there a way to add hover effects to the plank?

Can I add hover effects to the plank? If so, how?
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Starting firefox installed via flatpak creates two icons in task bar

i'm trying out flatpak. The only app I have trouble with is firefox. After starting it, it creates 2 icons in dock. They both show the firefox logo but one is more blurry than the other. The blurry ...
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Weird duplicate icons in Plank

I have Darktable and Xournal++ installed as flatpaks, and both show duplicate icons when open. Additionally, Darktable has just a generic icon, but that might be a problem with Darktable. Restart ...
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Weird icons from Flatpak and anaconda

Does someone know why icons from flatpak and anaconda-navigator have weird icons? In the case of RetroArch, it is different of icon kept on dock.
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Plank on Elementary OS doesn't zoom

I want to add a magnyfying effect on plank on elementary os. I've looked into a lot of forum and try what they propose (change the settings file, uninstall and reinstall,...) but that doesn't work. ...
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Can't add application to the dock

I know how to add a running application to the dock; but how can I start an Application, which I know must be present, but I don't know the location? For instance, in a Mac, I would search the /...
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Middle clicking an icon on the plank dock no longer opens a new window

For many years, performing a middle click on a dock item (e.g. Terminal, Files), will open a new instance of the application e.g. if you want two terminal windows open to view side by side. Recently,...
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Left aligned Plank auto hide and show sometimes works, sometimes doesn't

The left aligned Plank autohide and show sometimes works but sometimes doesn't. See this gif: Another gif (24MB): https://ibb.co/FWKQK1J
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Hera - dock and file manager are gone after getting an update

After installing an update the dock (plank) didn't show up, and the file manager (pantheon-files) is totally removed from my OS I've tried all that was said in this post -Hera - dock and file manager ...
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Hera - dock and file manager are gone after upgrade

I ran sudo apt-get -y update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade around 2020-03-04T15:00:00Z, then rebooted my computer. The dock (plank) didn't show up, and the file manager (pantheon-files) is ...
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How to see more instances from 1 program in plank?

So I have been trying kdenlive but when I tried to save or open it it just starts blinking on the plank and it seems a new instance has opened but how do I get to it? Took a recording you can see here ...
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Slack entry in dock has no notification badges

The Slack app serves desktop notifications, but the Plank icon has no notification badges. Is there a way to fix it client-side? I'm running elementary OS 5.1 Hera.
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elementary OS 5.1 Hera tooltips messed up

I'm having an issue with elementary OS. Note that I'm totally new to any kind of Linux OS :) The tooltips on my dock look scrambled: What can I do to correct this? Googling didn't help me, probably ...
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Something wrong with my panel and dock popover

I believe its become like this after an update that i did on 16 jan. Didn't install any application or something that can cause for this. Anyone has the same problem? I restarted or shutdown few times....
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Dock Disappears when I close my terminal

Everytime I close my terminal after running plank & the dock disappears. I also get this warning [WARN 20:23:03.825433] [Environment:165] XDG_SESSION_CLASS not set in this environment! [WARN 20:...
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Some windows always start minimized. How to prevent it?

When I open a certain types of windows they start minimized. Most annoying are the flatpak "open file with" dialog (openning an email attachment in Evolution from Flathub), or Steam in-home streaming.
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I use 2 docks wih plank for dual screens but it still shows both docks on a single screen

I found the plank config to set up 2 docks for both screen on my dual screen at home so each screen can start all apps for that screen (mail and util on small screen, browser and development stuff on ...
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Plank does not emerge icons

My issue is identical to this one, and it did solve my issue when I changed the logo from .png to .ico in .desktop. However, a restart/log-out session would render the solution void. As you can see ...
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Dock! Fullscreen games and then do you want into a new app

I'll recorded this issue or my badness ... How can I quick switch to a new app without changing desktop or closing all? ALT + TAB is not really an solution. Heres the unlisted Video and sorry for my ...
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Cairo-Dock launcher issue

So, yeah here's the thing, i pretty much use any dock but plank, yes it is useful and gets the job done, but it's just not very pretty, I'm using docky atm, however i like the customization of Cairo-...
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PyQt5 app icon looks blurry in Plank

I'm developing a small app with PyQt5, and I've found this old problem: its icon looks blurry on Plank. I've seen some workarounds consisting on setting a desktop file, but I would prefer not to do ...
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Just installed DevilSpie created a hotcorner and the dock disappear everytime I use it [duplicate]

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 ...
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Command line to add an application to plank

Is there a way that I can script adding an application to the plank?
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Use Two monitors as main monitor

My main goal in two monitors is that one of them is just a dashboard, while the other has a full-screen video. I just want to be able to use plank and start menu from both the monitors.
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gala and plank take too much CPU with nvidia drivers

I have a high end dell precision T7610 workstation with Nvidia Graphics card. I tried installing both ubuntu and elementary OS on the system. With Ubuntu running top shows barely any CPU use on idle. ...
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Where should issues with Dock be reported?

I'd like to report an issue with the elementary OS dock, but I'm not sure where to do so. I don't see a "Dock" or "Plank" repo in elementary's GitHub organization. pantheon-dock exists on Launchpad ...
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My dock icon's animation is gone, what can I do to repair it?

When I hover the mouse on the icons at the dock, they remain static. Well, I remember there was an animation like Apple's OS; Is there something that I can do to repair it? Or I'm making a mistake ...
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Does anyone know a dark elementary os like plank theme?

I've been switching distros quite frequently lately... And I'm the most familiar with elementary os and ubuntu.. Now I intalled eos again, and I've turned on dark mode. The thing is that the ...
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Plank - multiple workspaces behaviour

Has there been any progress on making Plank show the "opened application" dots only for the current workspace? There's a request filed as well https://bugs.launchpad.net/plank/+bug/1248689 This is ...
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plank on three monitors using Juno 5.0

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 ...
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Hide certain running app icon in plank

Recently i installed Notejot apps from AppCenter then run it, then i want to hide the icon from plank without closing the app so the widget would stick on my desktop. If we unchecked "show unpinned" ...
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How to get badge notifications on the dock icon for third-party apps?

In my case it's Caprine (Facebook messenger app). In caprine.desktop I added X-GNOME-UsesNotifications=true and Categories=GNOME;GTK;Network;Chat;, but I only get notifications in the notification ...
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Can I run multiple instances of plank that only shows the current windows windows?

I currently have 2 plank's running, but they show all of the workspaces current windows. I need them to show only the current windows tasks.
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How do I remove build-in docklets from Plank?

I found this question and decieded to try it out: how do i configure the plank in elementary os? I held the ctrl button, right-clicked the Plank, and selected Preferences. I then clicked Docklets. I ...
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How do I fully close apps?

When I'm trying to quit messaging (and some other) apps like Telegram or Discord, I'm unable to do so. If trying to quit Telegram, upon click on close button in the window corner, it just hides the ...
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Quick move plank to primary monitor

Use Juno release. I have a laptop and often connect an external monitor to it. When an external monitor is connected, I make it primary. I added hotkeys/commands: Win+PageUp: xrandr --output eDP-1 --...
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Hiding running apps in Plank in Juno

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 ...
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how do i configure the plank in elementary os?

I recently switched to elementary OS and wanted to configure plank (or the dock, whatever it's called), but even though it is installed its not showing up in the applications menu, how do I configure ...
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Top Bar and Dock Icons very large

I have a problem, my elementary OS Juno, it has the top bar and the very large dock icons. The screen resolution has the standard size of my notebook. See my pictures: But my resolution have 1366 x ...
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Icons are disappearing from Plank

I noticed that some of my icons are randomly disappearing from plank. After a restart, some of my icons are not there. So I have to click again on 'keep in dock' option and it's fine for some time, ...
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How to make an appimage appear on aplications?

I use a program called Stremio and I managed to download it and make the stremio.appimage file executable BUT I can't figure out how to get this file into Aplications. At the moment if I want to use ...
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Is there a way to add new docklets to plank?

Can we download and add docklets to plank? Is this possible?