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How to Install Plank in Ubuntu

  In this post, we’re going to Learn about installing Plank in Ubuntu System. Table of Contents1 How to Install Plank in Ubuntu1.0.1 To Install …


In this post, we’re going to Learn about installing Plank in Ubuntu System.

How to Install Plank in Ubuntu

Well !! We all have a Dream to use a Mac once in a Lifetime. Now I can’t afford a Mac. So Personally use I Elementary OS. Its’s almost similarly look like Mac. Plank is an Awesome Dock similar to Docky. It’s a Default dock in Elementary OS

Developers of this Plank Dock has designed in a Great Way of simplicity, faster and Great User Experience in mind 🙂

How to Install Plank in Ubuntu

To Install Plank Open Terminal :

Press [keybt]Ctrl[/keybt] + [keybt]Alt[/keybt] +[keybt]T[/keybt] to open terminal.

Now Run this following Commands in your Terminal to Install Plank.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/docky

Now Press Enter. It’ll ask your Password to Continue. Then Enter the Next Command.

sudo apt-get update

It’ll refresh your Repositories. Now Next Command. This will install Plank in your Ubuntu System.

sudo apt-get install plank

To Configure Plank :

Unfortunately, Plank doesn’t have a GUI to Configure it’s Settings. You have to do this only via command lines.

gedit ~/.config/plank/dock1/settings

To Remove Plank from your Ubuntu System :

sudo apt-get remove plank

That’s All !! 🙂 Please Give a feedback for this Article. It help us to Improve the quality of the Post 🙂

3 thoughts on “How to Install Plank in Ubuntu”

  1. Of course Plank has GUI Settings:
    right-click on the very edge of the panel, alternatively you can use shift+right-click anywhere on the dock.

  2. Not all have your dream. Personally speaking, I don’t give a damn for Mac, and Apple in general. In the other hand, yes, the elementary OS is awesome. I wish you the best in your ‘open source’ career.

  3. It’s so strange, normal Ubuntu is more Mac like then elementaryOS. The only thing that on the surface makes elementaryOS seem more Mac like is the default bottom dock, which can be easily added to any Ubuntu or any Linux os.

    fortunately for us in Linux land, we have the choice of many dock apps, we have docky which is probably the nicest dock for Linux but there are many good ones, plank being just one of them. Avant window navigator(awn) is nice, Cairo dock is nice, and there are other ones out there as well.

    But what makes Ubuntu Unity nice and even more powerful than the Mac is there is a nice global menu that can be locally integrated into small floating windows but there’s also the super powerful HUD, probably unity’s best feature.

    I’m not at Unity pimp but as a former Mac user I feel like I know what really looks and feels a lot more like Mac OS and the modern unity desktop environment is very close and very comfortable for a Mac user.

    Long live Linux, long live Ubuntu, long live free software.


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