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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Plank magnifying effect

I swear there is a way to make the icons magnify like on a mac osx when you mouse hovers over them (I don't know what I did but i had this effect until recently I updated plank and it's gone). I am ...
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How can I get Plank and Wingpanel on both monitors without Mirroring Screens

I would like to get Plank and Wingpanel on both screens of my dual monitor set up without mirroring my screens. How can I do this?
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How can I add an executable file to the dock?

I downloaded Aptana Studio which is not "installed" but can be launched directly from the downloaded executable. I'd like to add a shortcut to the applications menu or in the dock. Drag & Drop to ...
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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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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 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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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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How can I open an application without showing it in dock?

I try my best to be more clear. When we open an application, it will be shown in dock. Is it possible to open an application without make it appear in dock. For example: I should be able to open ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to get a transparent background for plank?

Plank comes with a white background that the icons seem to hover over. Since I'm using plank on the left side of the screen, the background is not really necessary and kind of bugs me. I remember ...
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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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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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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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How can I customise plank?

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 ...
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Certain application icons does not show up in dock when opened

When I open qBittorrent or calibre they show for a moment in the dock and then go away. I am using qBittorrent v3.3.1 which is in the official repository and calibre v2.70 which I downloaded from ...
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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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What is “Pressure Reveal” in dock preferences?

I run plank --preferences and found this slider. What is it?
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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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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" ...