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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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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.
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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.