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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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 ...
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Plank not starting after reinstall

I am having some issues with Plank, so I uninstalled it by doing apt remove --purge plank. After reinstalling it, I could run the dock by starting it on the command line, but it would not start with ...
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How to reinstall plank and wingpanel from terminal?

I was impatiently changing docks from plank to cairo-dock to docky. Eventually plank kept turning up so I purged it; the impatience bit meant that I didn't scan what else would be uninstalled or ...
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How can I turn on “show open windows” dock element?

How can I turn on "show open windows" dock element? I deleted this probably accidentally.
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Duplicate Plank

When I turned on my computer plank was duplicated. I have no idea why. I have moved the second plank to the side of the screen to show them both using: plank --preferences. The left plank is the real ...
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How can I change the default order of Dock icons for new users?

I plan to deploy elementary OS in a medium sized network environment, and wish to change the default config of the elementary desktop for newly created users, specifically the dock items. I've figured ...
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Reporting bugs where? [duplicate]

I want to ask you where the bugs can be reported? Most annoying, what I found in the Loki release: after update & restart every time the wingpanel and plank stops loading. I had just an empty ...
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How do I dynamically populate slingshot/plank

eOS by default do not allow shortcuts or files to be added on desktop. That's nice. I know there is a workaround to fix this. And I did and ended up with an ugly desktop. Now, I have a better idea ...
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Two Icons showing in Dock for Minecraft using Custom .desktop file

I've created a Minecraft desktop entry, which works fine, but when I launch Minecraft it creates a new icon in my dock. I know that this isn't really an issue but I switched to elementary OS because ...
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Duplicate Plank Icon for Custom Launcher

I've created a custom .desktop file to launch an Android Emulator bash script file. I've successfully gotten the file to launch the emulator but I get two icons in Plank. I've read about this ...
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Too long to power up [duplicate]

I guess this may be a repost, but I'm using a very good pc(i7-4720HQ, 8gb ram, gtx 950m 4gb) and after I enter my password is taking like 1-2 min for dock and wingpanel to show up. Does anyone know ...
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Cogwheel icon on dock when using alt + tab

In the Dock I can see all the icons for the applications I have open. But there is just a icon with a cogwheel for some applications (Vivaldi, Intellij and Postman in this case) when I cycle through ...
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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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Plank dock - hiding and showing by custom keyboard shortcut

I'm looking for a toggle shortcut - hide/show Plank dock via keyboard. How can I implement this feature? To make it clear I want to Plank behaves same way as if I use a mouse cursor on it in ...
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Pantheon doesn't load [duplicate]

Well my problem is that, lately it happens a lot. When i turn on, nothing appears(wingpanel,dock) but only my wallpaper. It's tiring to restart all the time the pc, and sometimes it doesn't even ...
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Command to show Plank dock

I want to keep the dock hidden and to show it with a short-key associated to a command. Is there a such command to show the Plank dock? When shown I would prefer to have it under rather than above ...
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When I switch to a different work-space, why does the dock indicate apps opened in the other work-space(s)?

For example, I open Chrome, Terminal in work-space 1 and I switch to workspace 2, the dock still shows that chrome and terminal are opened. This is a complete different behavior from Windows, where if ...
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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.