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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.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-...
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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 ...