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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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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 problem with pinning

I regularly use text notes files on my computer. Therefore I created a mynotes.desktop file launcher that uses emacs editor to open those files. [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=MyNotes Comment=...
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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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Plank doesn't open on 5.0 Juno

Running plank in the terminal outputs: failed to register: time expired I have reinstalled plank multiple times and still doesn't work. plank -d also doesn't work.
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Low Resolution Icon in Dock

When I launch Eddie for AirVPN, there are two icons on the dock, then the nice one goes away, leaving the low resolution one. How can I keep the high resolution one? I found this question, but my ...
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Upper menus not working

I just got some updates today, which may have caused issues with the upper panel. I updated with sudo apt update and sudo apt upgrade, so maybe that caused some problem with the way updates are ...
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How to access on-screen keyboard from dock?

Release Juno. I want to access it straight from the dock, not going through the accessibility settings everytime.
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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 change size of windows switcher on high DPI screens?

I installed elementary OS Loki 0.4.1 on a Dell XPS 9370 and for the most part of it, the support for high DPI screens is good enough for me. I only had to increase the text size to the highest ...
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Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki desktop late opening?

I am input my pass and login then elementary desktop is slow loading wingpanel and dock not showing like 1 minute My system: 4GB DDR2 RAM INTEL Q6600 PROCESSOR INTEL DP965LT MOTHERBOARD And 75MB ...
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Elementary OS 0.4.1 dock problem

This is so much itchy for me because I am like work with clean desktop My problem is Two brackets on dock other application working normally like chrome a lot of chrome no any problem My problem ...
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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?
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How to add PlayOnLinux's app shortcut to Plank?

When I run some apps via PlayOnLinux, they are shown in Plank, but there is no way to pin them. How can I do that anyway?
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How to add a JetBrains IDE to the Plank if “Keep in Dock” does not appear

I use several of JetBrains IDEs for software development (IntelliJ, CLion, PyCharm). After updating PyCharm one time, its Plank icon disappeared. Running the .sh file in the PyCharm/bin directory ...
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Plank to behave like Mac OS dock

Is there a way to make the plank behave like the Mac OS dock. What i mean by this is that when the active window is not maximized or not in full-screen mode, then the dock should act as if the hide ...
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Prevent applications from overlapping plank

Is there a way to prevent applications from overlapping the plank in normal mode, but also hide the plank if the application goes into full screen mode?
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(Solved) Plank : the Trash Docklet crashes Plank

When I try to empty the trash bin from the Trash Docklet in Plank (hit CTRL + Right Click on Plank to go the Plank Prefs and Docklets), it often crashes Plank (if not the whole desktop.) And then, ...
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Disable Plank icon background

So whenever an application is used, plank will change it's background to highlight it. Is there a way i can disable that? For an example when i start firefox there is that orange "shadow" behind it.
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detailed customization of a plank

I am aware of plank --preferences, plank tweeks (with different themes, but I love original one) and the settings file within a .config/ directory. However I would like to change shadow intensity/...
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App Icon not loading in Slingshot

I've set some custom icons (via editing .desktop files) for some apps using png files stored in my home directory. In the Slingshot menu they are showing the generic grey square with gear icon. Yet ...
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Popcorn Time icon duplicate on plank

I have install Popcorn Time from the website and create a Desktop Entry to ~/.local/share/applications and on ~/usr/share/applications for show it on the menu. Bue when I execute still getting and ...
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Wingpanel icon visible in Plank

A fey days ago the Wingpanel icon showed up in my dock, and it have been there ever since. It does not go away with reboots or anything. Does someone have a way to hide i from the dock again?
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Plank is too hard to trigger

I want the dock to be at the bottom, and hidden. I like the behavior I have on my home mac (I'm using eOS on my work computer) that shows the dock as soon as the pointer hovers it for some time, or if ...
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Can I add an app launcher (optimally Slingshot) to the Dock?

Is there any way to add a launcher to the dock (optimally Slingshot, but any launcher would be great)? It seems odd to me as a matter of design and efficiency to have to go to two different locations ...
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Desktop takes forever to load after restart

When I restart my OS, I log in. The desktop does not load for a full 2 minutes after typing my password. I can move my mouse and see my desktop background. No apps. Happens pretty much every time I ...
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Plank not starting after reinstall

I am having some issues with Plank, so I uninstalled it by doing apt remove --purge plank. After reinstalling it, I could run the dock by starting it on the command line, but it would not start with ...
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How to reinstall plank and wingpanel from terminal?

I was impatiently changing docks from plank to cairo-dock to docky. Eventually plank kept turning up so I purged it; the impatience bit meant that I didn't scan what else would be uninstalled or ...
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How can I turn on “show open windows” dock element?

How can I turn on "show open windows" dock element? I deleted this probably accidentally.
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Duplicate Plank

When I turned on my computer plank was duplicated. I have no idea why. I have moved the second plank to the side of the screen to show them both using: plank --preferences. The left plank is the real ...
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How can I change the default order of Dock icons for new users?

I plan to deploy elementary OS in a medium sized network environment, and wish to change the default config of the elementary desktop for newly created users, specifically the dock items. I've figured ...
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Reporting bugs where? [duplicate]

I want to ask you where the bugs can be reported? Most annoying, what I found in the Loki release: after update & restart every time the wingpanel and plank stops loading. I had just an empty ...
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How do I dynamically populate slingshot/plank

eOS by default do not allow shortcuts or files to be added on desktop. That's nice. I know there is a workaround to fix this. And I did and ended up with an ugly desktop. Now, I have a better idea ...
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Two Icons showing in Dock for Minecraft using Custom .desktop file

I've created a Minecraft desktop entry, which works fine, but when I launch Minecraft it creates a new icon in my dock. I know that this isn't really an issue but I switched to elementary OS because ...
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Duplicate Plank Icon for Custom Launcher

I've created a custom .desktop file to launch an Android Emulator bash script file. I've successfully gotten the file to launch the emulator but I get two icons in Plank. I've read about this ...
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Too long to power up [duplicate]

I guess this may be a repost, but I'm using a very good pc(i7-4720HQ, 8gb ram, gtx 950m 4gb) and after I enter my password is taking like 1-2 min for dock and wingpanel to show up. Does anyone know ...
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Cogwheel icon on dock when using alt + tab

In the Dock I can see all the icons for the applications I have open. But there is just a icon with a cogwheel for some applications (Vivaldi, Intellij and Postman in this case) when I cycle through ...
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Add divider to plank(dock)

I would like to have a divider line in my dock for separation. Is this possible? I have checked dconf and have not found anything there. I have checked the preferences of the dock and I do not see ...
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Plank dock - hiding and showing by custom keyboard shortcut

I'm looking for a toggle shortcut - hide/show Plank dock via keyboard. How can I implement this feature? To make it clear I want to Plank behaves same way as if I use a mouse cursor on it in ...
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Wingpanel and Plank have disappeared.

All of a sudden my wingpanel and plank in elementary os loki have disappeared. I am not even able to find errors because none of the system apps are opening except for chrome, vlc, spotify, etc. Can ...