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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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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 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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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?
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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 ...