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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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How can I add a keyboard shortcut to a plank shortcut?

I want to open the first application shortcut of plank with "windows button + 1" exactly like Windows 10. Does anyone know how to achieve this ?
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How to duplicate the taskbar on the second monitor on Loki? [duplicate]

There are instructions how to do it previous versions of elementary OS but not for Loki. There is no setting file in the /home/.config/dock1 folder to edit. My monitors are not mirrored, they are ...
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How can I have the same applications in the Dock for the Guest session as I have in the Administrator account?

I'm trying to set up elementaryOS on a computer for use in a classroom. I want to have a specific set of applications appear in the Dock for the Guest session by default. Ideally these would be the ...
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elementaryOS Loki - Plank themes

I've used Freya before and i can install additional plank themes for example from this site: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2015/09/13-plank-themes-elementary-os-freya/ . I tried install that and ...
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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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keyboard shortcut to force dock to appear

Loki 0.4 64-bit. Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to force the dock to appear even when a focused window overlaps it?
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AppCenter icons still show updates pending after terminal (apt) is used to upgrade packages [closed]

Whenever AppCenter shows that there are updates, I notice three things happen: The icon in Slingshot menu shows the update count. The icon for AppCenter temporarily stickies on the dock with the ...
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Desktop desn't loads after reboot [closed]

I am using Elementary OS Loki and sometimes when I reboot or turn on the laptop, after login screen, wingpanel and Plank doesn't show up. How can I debug this? where I can find log files or something?
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Loki - Dock missing

Rebooted the system and the dock is missing...... Tried looking for the dock with dpkg -l and apt list but could not find it. Tried installing the dock from the repos using apt-get install pantheon-...
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Have settings launcher in plank? (preferibly by default)

I wonder if may be possible to create a launcher in plank, with the program icon itself, to run the setting manager. Might it be possible? Right now, only way to access settings in typing in a ...
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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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How do I move the dock to the right of screen on loki?

By default, the dock (plank) sits at the bottom of the screen. I'd like it to be on the right, since my monitor is quite wide, and I want to use as much vertical space as possible for windows. In ...
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How can I have one plank on each of my monitors

In my freya setup, I had 2 planks, one for each of my monitors. I accomplished this by using the settings file in ~/.config/plank/dock[n]. This file is now missing. Is there any way to create another ...
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How can I access hidden plank settings?

i don't see any way to change settings for Plank, icon size... Before it was possible by .config, or Elementary Tweaks.
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Show new opened apps icons in Plank to the left?

I have my most used apps pinned to the rightmost part of Plank. This is the more natural position for me, since I am right-handed and that's where my hand goes when I lower my mouse. When I open new ...
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Is it possible set a windows bar?

Is it possible set a simple and light windows bar? ...below the dock or in another site (in taskbar)?
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How to change icon folder in Plank? [duplicate]

I followed this tutorial (https://elementaryos.stackexchange.com/a/252/403) to create a folder in Plank for applications. The folder is created, but I want to know if it's possible to change the icon ...
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.desktop file works when opened from /usr/share/applications but not from Slingshot or Plank

I made a .desktop file so I could run an .sh file from the Plank dock. It is as follows: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=true Name=Drive Icon=/home/finn/Programs/drive-logo.png Exec=/home/...
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elementary OS: Wingpanel and plank load very slowly at boot [duplicate]

My hardware specifications include a 256 GB HDD SSD and 8 GB of RAM. Recently, eOS has started taking around 30 seconds to load wingpanel and plank after login screen. I referred to this question ...
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Temporily disable plank (with a keyboard shortcut)

Sometimes when I am learning to use Blender or programming when my mouse goes to the bottom plank pops up. This is very annoying so I would like a keyboard shortcut to disable it
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Problem with double icons in Plank dock [duplicate]

have a strange problem with the dock. I have installed Android Studio, and used "Create Desktop Entry", which added it to the Applications menu, I then dragged this onto the Dock. When the ...
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How do I access Dock preferences?

I changed the position of the dock to the left of the screen. I don't like it. I would like it back at the bottom as default. To do so we right-click on the dock to access its preferences but it is ...
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Is there any way to lock the dock?

You can drag the icons on the dock and put them in and out, but is there any way of locking them so you can't do this?
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How to change or replace the dock?

Is it possible to change the appearance of the dock or to replace it with a different one like Docky? Thanks!
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How do I put applications on the home screen? [duplicate]

Someone said in a video that it's currently not supported but, is there a way to put applications on the home screen and not just the dock? Thanks! Trace
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Plank Has Fuzzy Secondary icons [duplicate]

All applications on plank have a second fuzzy icon, like this: How can I fix this? It happens with all applications.
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Add a launcher in Plank for a different (static) version of an installed program

I need to test from time to time the beta (static portable) builds of a program -- the stable version of which is also installed (from deb) - namely Deadbeef. I want to keep a launcher of the static ...
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How to drag folder to plank

I followed the instructions given here to add a folder / stack to my dock, but I can't seem to add the folder to the dock. It opens in the application it is dropped on, and no space is created for it.
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How can I add Eclipse IDE to the applications menu and dock?

I have installed the Eclipse IDE and I can't find its icon in application menu. How can I bring it to application menu and dock?
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App icon is not merged in the dock [duplicate]

When I open WebStorm app from app icon in the Dock, the app icon is not merged with existing app icon, it becomes a new icon (with grey color - please see in the picture). How can I merge these app ...
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After unkown update: lost all menus (dock, slingshot, upper bar, except for desktop files)

I screwed up after an update (probably from a ppa of another distribution from which I wanted the internet browser...) so when I log in to the account, I only have the background image and the desktop ...
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Have applications dock close with Windows key

I used the answer on Have application menu open up with only Windows key to open the applications dock with Win key (works perfectly). Is there a way to have it close again using Win key? It just ...
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What might cause Alt+Tab to get stuck half-way? [closed]

Here is a video demonstrating the issue: https://youtu.be/FImJp1gqaeg I've mostly observed it in connection to full screen applications/games such as Factorio, Dota 2, etc. Questions What might be ...
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It is too laggy for dragging pictures from web browser to pantheon-files

https://youtu.be/uxr5K9nrCCU Sometimes I need to download some images, it is more convient for me by dragging the images to pantheon-files, but the animation is too slow.
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missed workspace manager on Version: 0.2.1 “Luna” ( 32-bit )

Hi can anyone help please have on different machines installed elementary OS but unfortunately on this one it doesn't work and cant find a Workspace manager Many thanks
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Dock and wing panel missing after update

I installed Graphics drivers support.amd.com and it worked fine, after reboot elementary OS automatically installed some updates related to openGL and after that desktop seems to be broken, there is ...
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Is it possible to get website shortcuts in the dock?

Is it possible to include web shortcuts in the dock? LauncherFolders does that in Unity for Ubuntu. I like this possibility very much.
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How to add Firefox to Dock?

I installed Firefox by doing this: 1. wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/42.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-42.0.tar.bz2 2. tar -xjvf firefox-42.0.tar.bz2 3. sudo rm -...
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How to fix Netbeans 8.1 double icons on plank [duplicate]

I downloaded and installed Neatbeans 8.1 from the official site. Even if I tick Keep in Dock for the Netbeans icon, a new icon is generated every time I click on it. This new icon doesn't have the ...
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What is“ automatic pinning”, and how does it work?

In plank preferences there is an option: Automatic Pinning How does it work? I enabled and disabled the option but failed to identify any difference.
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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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Dock does not switch back to primary display

In a monitor setup having monitor A as external and monitor B as built-in monitor where monitor A is setup as primary display. When I unhook my monitor the dock is correctly place on the built-in ...
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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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Can I switch between windows of the same app using plank?

I have to work on multiple code branches that requires me to launch multiple instances of IntelliJ IDE. But when navigating between these instances I find it very difficult to switch to specific ...
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Incredibly slow Terminal when modifying characters [closed]

The only thing that has been bugging me with ElementaryOS is the Terminal. Attempting to type into the Terminal works just fine, but when I try and use Vim or a REPL and the output spans multiple ...
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Duplicate icon of Wing IDE [duplicate]

I have a Wing IDE icon in Plank. but a second fuzzy icon appears every time the IDE is opened: enter image description here [![Not open][1]][1] I think that is like chrome icon bug. I need modify ...
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Change specified app's icon

How can I change the icon for an specified app? I have installed Dota 2 but it shows Steam icon instead of Dota 2 icon, the right Doat 2 icons is shown when the game is running but not in plank. How ...
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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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Something strange going on with plank

So I have a few apps docked on my plank, but I notice some apps not showing up on plank anymore when I have it opened. For example, if I load scratch-text-editor from the slingshot launcher, it will ...
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Is it possible to remove Steam from Plank while running?

is there a way to remove steam from dock but leave it minimized system tray? Found a topic on it however he didnt explain how he did it https://elementaryforums.com/index.php?threads/steam-x-button-...