Install the latest version of the Plank dock on Ubuntu


For those who do not know Plank is one of the docks most popular and lightweight which can currently be found for Linux. It is written in Vala, it is used by default in Elementary OS and has just reached its version 0.11.0, incorporating interesting new features in the process.

This latest version of Plank, among other novelties, incorporates support for dockletsroughly, functions of the However,-. Keep in mind that Plank already wore these docklets standard - for example, the display desktop, clipboard manager, clock, and trash functions are docklets-. In addition, we can also find migration controls to GSettings.

With this last migration option, from now on it is possible to add docks multiple. However, this option is not yet available through the Plank preferences, so it is necessary to enter the Dconf Editor to activate it.

With the latest iteration of Plank, the icon that allowed you to disable the However, onscreen is no longer visible. To access the user interface preferences However, you need to open a terminal and enter the following command:

plank --preferences

How to install the new version of Plank on Ubuntu

If you are an Elementary OS user and you want to update Freya through the PPA, know that the installation process will try to remove important desktop packages, so it is better to wait for it to reach the stable repositories of the distro.

For, install the latest version of Plank In Ubuntu 16.04, 15.10, 15.04 and 14.04 and their derivatives, below you have the official PPA of the stable versions of Plank. Just add the PPA and install or upgrade to Plank 0.11.0 by opening a terminal and executing the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:docky-core/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install plank

Do not hesitate to leave us a comment if you dare to try it.

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  1.   Roberto perez said

    We will install to test this Dock on Ubuntu Mate!

  2.   Urban said

    Will it be lighter than Docky? I have that on the notebook and it gets slow.

  3.   Junior perez said

    Good morning, thank you and please tell me where I can download the desktop wallpaper of the publication… Thank you

    1.    Roberto perez said

      Google it as "HD Train station wallpaper" so I found it. regards

  4.   Mendoza said

    Thanks, I finally managed to configure plank….

  5.   pburgosj said

    Linux Mint 17.3 Pink: runs very well… excellent… thank you !!! to Sergio Agudo

  6.   Bill said

    Good morning good man, please, how do I make the top bar transparent?

  7.   Alfonso said

    It has been very easy without having a clue and getting started in the linux world, I really like it.
    I use Xubunto on an old laptop and it goes fancy.