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 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-...
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Adding an executable to Plank

Using Elementary OS 0.3.1 Freya 64-bit. I use an app called Isoplex. It's run directly from an executable which I have stored in the Downloads directory. Runs just fine by double clicking on the ...
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Difficult problem with running an executable in Elementary

Using 0.3.1 Freya, 64-bit. Here's my problem. I have an app, Isoplex, a clone of Popcorn-Time, that runs as an executable. I have it stored in my /home/jeff/ directory. Double-clicking on the file ...
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Plank has zoomed to fit screen width after recent update

As it says in title. Plank currently will zoom to fit the width of my screen. I don't know exactly when this started, but I remember installing some updates before shutting the lid on my laptop ...
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Change Plank theme back to default

I have changed my Plank theme using elementary Tweaks, but there doesn't exist the default theme option. My question is, how can I get back to the stock Plank theme?
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Highlight custom plank icon

I created a custom shortcut to a libreoffice calc spreadsheet to track my Ingress statistics. However, if I click the icon to open the spreadsheet, the libreoffice calc icon is highlighted instead of ...
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How can I remove a folder from the dock?

Folders containing files can be dragged and pinned to the dock. The problem is there's no going back from there, that is you can't remove folders neither by dragging them off nor from a context menu. ...
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Keep Plank unhidden and maximize windows to plank like in OS X?

Plank can be set unhidden by setting ~/.config/plank/dock/settings -> HideMode=X -> HideMode=0, but how to set the maximize action to the upper edge of plank like in OS X? Screenshot of my plank: ...
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How to Disable Plank

In Elementary OS Luna, I was able to disable Plank by going into the dconf settings and removing Plank from the monitored-processes in org.pantheon.cerbere. I installed the newer Freya and now this ...
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Is is possible to show removable drives on Plank?

I would like to have removable drives show up on the dock every time one is plugged in. Is this possible? Maybe a udev rule could do this if it is not a feature of Plank?
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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 to show Plank dock in front of maximised windows?

Is it possible to keep the Plank dock in front of maximised windows? I checked the Preferences menu but could not find the right combination of settings to let the dock appear in front of maximised ...
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Plank - How i can add on dock a folder like home/fred/mymusic? [duplicate]

I try to move on plank but the system just starts the file manager. I would like to have an icon to start the file manager and another one to start the file manager on a path I choose. Ty guys
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Can't open minimized windows [closed]

When I minimize application and than I want to unminimize, I can't. I click on the app on plank, the app is activated but it's not showing. Video expample: https://vid.me/GwnW How to fix this ...
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Possible to combine top panel bar and dock?

Is is possible to combine top panel bar and dock? My best option would be that combined bar to show on the top, always visible.
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Disable icon bounce in Plank

I am trying to figure out how to disable the launcher icon bounce in Plank. Please help.
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All Icons from Plank dock have a strange behaviour after power outage

I'm experiencing a little problem after a power outage. When opening any app from the icon dock (Plank), these are opened at end and not pointing to same original icon. In fact, Sublimetext editor ...
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Intellij IDEA Blurry Second Icon on Plank

I am having an issue with keeping the Intellij IDEA app on my dock. It's the same with google-chrome but I haven't found any easy way to get rid of it. Whenever I open up the application, a blurry ...
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How do I make pinned items on the Plank respect current workspace only?

Currently, the implementation of current workspace only for Plank does not extend to any application that is pinned to your dock. This means that Plank will switch your workspace instead of opening a ...
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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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Why is there a low-res icon on the dock when Spotify is running?

I installed Spotify client using the method from their official site. When I run it, however, a low-res icon pop out on the dock and is used to maximise/minimise the app instead of the original hi-res ...
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Why isn't Files pinned to the dock by default?

It is usually one of the most important system applications (if not the most important one) in an operating system, so it seems logical to me to have it pinned to the dock (plank) every time. I was ...
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Multiple Instances of Geary, Files, etc. for different workspaces?

I am just getting started with workspaces, and I can easily have two different instances of Chrome running in two different workspaces, but for other apps (Files, Geary, Keepass, etc.) when I click on ...
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How can I change the “stack” (folder) icon in the dock?

I'm trying to change the icon of the "stack" (folders) in the dock (Plank). I made a folder in Home and put on the links that I wanted on. Then, I dragged that folder to Plank. This makes a shortcut ...
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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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Why are Plank's preferences hidden away?

From this answer I learned that Plank has a Preferences panel hidden away that can be summoned via: $ plank --preferences and looks like this: Why is this not part of the desktop preferences plug?
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How can I make the dock's icons smaller?

The default options for the dock's icon size in System Settings are "normal" and "large". Is it possible to set the icon size to "small"?
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A command to properly restart Plank?

What is the command to restart Plank dock in case that is needed? I have killed it with killall plank but now I cannot start it without logging out. Doing plank in Terminal keeps it open only until ...
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Can I add folders to the dock?

I know that some docks support folders. Does Plank? If so, how can I add them? Example image here: Design from here.
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Can I run multiple instances of plank with separate settings?

Let's say I want to have plank run on the side of the screen as well as the bottom at the same time, as can be done with some other docks - is this possible? If yes, how?
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How to fix double icons on plank (specifically Photoshop in wine) [duplicate]

I'm trying to apply this fix for my Photoshop, I managed to find the file to edit at ~/.local/share/applications/wine-extension-psd.desktop with this content: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=...
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What command is executed when I click “open as Administrator” in Files from the Dock?

When I right click on Files in the Dock, I can chose to open "New Windows As Administrator": What command does this execute? Is it sudo -i pantheon-files?
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How do I enable notification badges on plank?

I'm running Freya on my system, though I never did a clean install of the stable, I always just kept updating the beta. I don't get any notification badge on plank, except for Geary, but I know for a ...
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One of my apps has a second, fuzzy icon in Plank. How can I workaround this?

I have a Google Chrome icon in Plank. After an update to Google Chrome, a second fuzzy icon appears every time the browser is opened: How can I fix this?