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How do I move the dock to the right of screen on loki?

You can get the plank preferences by doing either Ctrl+right-click on the plank, or from a command line plank --preferences.
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Desktop takes forever to load after restart

A solution (or at least temporary workaround) proposed in the bug discussion - https://bugs.launchpad.net/elementaryos/+bug/1596377 - is to rename the file: /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus....
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How to get a transparent background for plank?

Ctrl + right click on a plank icon In this menu you can now click on preferences (of plank) There you can choose between some themes...choose 'transparent'
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How do I remove build-in docklets from Plank?

drag 'Desktop' icon from dock to somewhere else.
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How can I access hidden plank settings?

You can still change them - on any icon on Plank, just do CTRL+RightClick, then proceed to "Preferences"
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How can I customise plank?

Run plank --preferences This will also work in other distros.
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Plank magnifying effect

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/docky sudo apt update sudo apt install --reinstall plank killall plank plank --preferences
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How can I get Plank and Wingpanel on both monitors without Mirroring Screens

Heath Paddock has since release an application called multiplank that does the configuration automatically. To install the app from his PPA: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:heathbar/multiplank sudo apt-...
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Is there any way to lock the dock?

Yes, this is possible. You can open the dock's preferences by right-clicking on a free space of the dock. Probably you will need several tries not to open context menu from an icon - but believe me, ...
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How to change or replace the dock?

There is a settings menu for the plank, but it is very limited. You can find it by right clicking on the plank, but you need to make sure you aren't clicking on an icon. This can prove quite tricky. ...
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How do I move the dock to the right of screen on loki?

Achieve this task by... Hold Ctrl+right click anywhere on the dock Select Preferences Select Position drop down box Select desired option
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Something wrong with my panel and dock popover

There seems to be a problem with the last update of xserver-xorg-core-hwe-18.04 or xserver-xorg-legacy-hwe-18.04 with Radeon graphics cards, which break the rendering of boxes and tooltips. They just ...
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How to get a transparent background for plank?

Open the Applications menu in the search field type plank --preferences and then select Theme -> Transparent.
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How can I access hidden plank settings?

Its hard to rightclick to get the preference. You can do it from the command line plank --preferences
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keyboard shortcut to force dock to appear

Unfortunately no. However, if necessary you can make a request for this feature at https://launchpad.net/elementaryos . Otherwise, you can follow these steps to (kind of) peek at the dock: Hold down ...
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How to reinstall plank and wingpanel from terminal?

Try in a terminal window sudo apt install wingpanel plank
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How to add a JetBrains IDE to the Plank if "Keep in Dock" does not appear

After installing another IDE from the JetBrains suite, I saw the installer mention that I could add the program to my Applications drawer by going to Tools > Create Desktop Entry... As far as I can ...
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How can I have one plank on each of my monitors

You need either dconf-editor or command-line tool gsettings. You can change the value of net.launchpad.plank.enabled_docks to ['dock1','dock2'] in order to enable a second dock, restart plank, change ...
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How do I access Dock preferences?

Open a terminal and execute : plank --preferences
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How can I add an executable file to the dock?

Or as it says here: Run the app, then rt-click on app in dock, and select 'Keep in dock'.
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Certain application icons does not show up in dock when opened

Same issue. Currently I go to dock preference (ctrl + Right Click), comportment, and I disable/enable Show unpinned. But it's not a solution of course. It's boring but it's work (or Alt+Tab)
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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?

You can customize your guest session under elementary OS. In your case you might only want to copy some of the configuration files of your Administrator account (startup apps, dock apps, etc.) to /etc/...
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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)?

I'm not sure what solution you are actually looking for. If you wanted to restrict the icons to show only from current workspace, you can achieve that with plank very easily. First bring the plank ...
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Add divider to plank(dock)

Create a .desktop file containing the following [Desktop Entry] Name= Exec= Terminal=false Hidden=true Type=Application Icon=/path-to-icon/icon.svg Where /path-to-icon/icon.svg is the icon you want ...
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Too long to power up

This is a bug with DBus - see the answer I posted here. Essentially DBus is preventing everything from starting up, so until that's fixed you need to rename the file causing issues: sudo mv /etc/...
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How can I change the default order of Dock icons for new users?

The dock (Plank) uses dconf to store its settings. You can find the items in the net.launchpad.plank.docks domain. You can install debconf-editor to play around with things, and you can use the ...
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How can I turn on "show open windows" dock element?

Go to the applications bar Set your applications bar to "view as grid" by clicking on the icon of four squares on the top left. Look for "Multitasking View" You should now see the blue icon Right ...
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How can I turn on "show open windows" dock element?

Go to Applications menu, right-click on Multitasking View -> Add to Dock. If by any chance it's not there, create a file called gala-multitaskingview.desktop in /usr/share/applications/ with these ...
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