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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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Wingpanel changed from eOS to Ubuntu

I was having an issue where my wingpanel had disappeared, and in trying to solve it I did the following: killall wingpanel sudo apt-get purge wingpanel sudo apt-get install wingpanel and sudo apt-get ...
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Visual notifications not working with Element app

I installed the Element messaging app on Elementary OS and there is no visual notifications when somebody writes a message, only the audio notifications work i.e. a sound is played when I receive a ...
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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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Wingpanel and system app not repsondong

Using for several months. Now wingpanel got stuck after a min from loading and during that a notification will appear network not connected. After that most of the system app will not respond and sudo ...
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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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Can I "lock" icons in the dock?

I have lost count of times I have accidentally removed an icon from the dock by being a "bit too fast/sloppy" with my mouse movement (swiping an icon away from the dock removes it from the ...
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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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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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active apps do not appear in the dock

Don't know what happened and why it doesn't work any more (EOS 6 Odin). If (for example) I open LibreOffice Calc it just doesn't show in the dock. It always used to? Has anything changed? or am I ...
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Duplicate icons in dock, and gear icons in multitasking / window spread views

Occasionally, when opening an app, a duplicate (blurrier) icon will appear in the Plank dock, and the app's normal icon already kept in the dock will not display an indicator. When this happens, said ...
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Fuzzy double icon for some applications on plank

hope everyone is fine. Before I start, I have to say that I have searched a lot for the solution and I have found this, but it doesn't solve the problem, nor does it happen with Google Chrome. What ...
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Cannot control music apps from dockbar

I'm having some problems to control the music app (but also other, like spotify), from the dock bar. In fact, more than once I wasn't able to stop the music by closing the app, because it was simply ...
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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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Failed to change IndicatorColor of plank in eos 6

Failed to change IndicatorColor (active app indicator) of plank in eos 6, with below mod in current theme file /usr/share/plank/themes/Transparent/dock.theme [PlankDockTheme] IndicatorColor=89;;176;;...
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App icons are missing for certain flatpak apps in the plank

With Notes-Up when I click on the new note icon is missing and Blue recorder I found that icon is missing too in plank.
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Cannot add programs installed via snap to Plank dock menu

I just got elementary OS 6 yesterday and wanted to install Mailspring and Atom. I did so via snap. In the applications menu both do not show and I have to open them via snap run program_name. When ...
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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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Is it possible to have separate docks for each monitor in a multy monitor setup?

While I'm using a multiple monitor setup, I tend to check the bottom of the screen I'm looking at for the dock. Is it possible to get the dock on all the screens I have? If it's a mini-dock - which ...
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Dock en pantallas múltiples

Quería saber si había alguna opción de tener el dock en 2 pantallas a la vez en Elementary OS Hera Gracias!
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How to hide dock "badges" (numbers in red circles)

In the dock, some apps show a number in the top right corner of their icons, like this: The AppCenter does this to show how many updates you currently have, and others (like Mailspring pictured here) ...
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Why don't Alacarte and Menulibre work for me when I try to change icons?

I tried to use both alacarte and menulibre to change my dock icons (for new PNG icons) but the changes don't work (only) on the dock even after I reboot. I tested with Chrome, the files folder icon ...
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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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How to get Wingpanel/Plank onto second monitor?

Trying to figure out how to have my secondary monitor include both wingpanel/plank. I tried this solution but no go: https://heathpaddock.com/2015/11/12/multi-planking-in-elementary-os/ - this is what ...
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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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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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Why does the trash can in Plank open Code instead of Files?

(Left) Clicking on the trash can in Plank, or right clicking on it and selecting "Open Trash" opens Code--the text editor--instead of Files. My first thought was to check if any nonsense ...
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AppCenter keeps poping up in dock

I disabled any kind of notifications for AppCenter and removed it from the dock, but nevertheless once there is software update available it appears again. Why? How can I disable that behavior? ...
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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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Dell WD19TB and ElementaryOS

I have a Dell wd19TB thunderbolt dock and it seems to work fine with ElementaryOS until I try to disable the Laptop display and only use my external displays. I am trying to disable the laptop display ...
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Can i add multiple docks?

Can I add multiple docks? I managed to once, by pressing the fn key and something else (sadly, I cannot remember.) One dock was purple and the other was white. the purple was on the right and the ...
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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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System fonts broken on Hera

I'm running eOS 5.1.6 Hera on Dell XPS 13 (9300) as daily driver and am really enjoying it. That said, after a reboot today the system-wide fonts got completely broken and show as rectangles ...
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How do I add nice values to a plank docker app so they execute on launch without having to enter the command in terminal every time

How do I add nice values to an app in the docker so it can launch every time with having to run terminal i.e. nice firefox -20 I am looking specifically at elementary os docker and how to add the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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.