Easily Install Plank Dock On Ubuntu 16.04 or 14.04

Hello once again my fellow Linux addicts and Ubuntu lovers! How are you all doing on this wonderful but chilly Friday afternoon? I am doing just fine, I am preparing to go out to a small party just around the block but before I go and start getting ready, I wanted to share with you this new easy and fun tutorial that will let you install a cool Ubuntu app known as Plank.

Install Plank Dock

Get Plank Dock for Ubuntu

What is Plank?

Plank Dock is a simplest dock application on the world. Its goal is to provide just what a dock needs and nothing more, which means its provides the very basic dock application functionality: launch applications and switch between running applications. Plank Dock is built under Docky technology but without fancy things like docklets, painter and even settings dialog.

General Features of Plank:

  • Shows ‘pinned’ and running app icons
  • Right click menu with options & quick list items
  • Drag dock items to rearrange

Options/settings include:

  • Position – top, bottom, left or right side of screen
  • Alignment – groups icons to left, right or centre
  • Behaviour – including hiding options, e.g., ‘intelli-hide’
  • Theme support — includes ‘transparent’ option

Download Plank Dock For Ubuntu

Plank can be installed on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 14.04 (and derivatives) using the official Docky PPA (yes, which means it also houses newer builds of Docky, too).

To add the PPA to your Software Sources first open up a new Terminal window and then enter the following commands, entering your password where prompted.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/docky
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install plank

After installation is done, open the ‘Plank’ app from the Unity Dash (or equivalent App Menu in the desktop environment you’re using) and you’re away.

To access preferences right click on the ‘Plank’ icon on the far left-hand side.

Plank Dock Screenshots

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