Install Plank - simple, fast and beautiful dock for desktop
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Didnt see when this post was originally made....but still works in Mint 'Sarah' in 2017
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This is my favorite GUI text editor for Linux, I use the Windows version all the time too. I also covered this topic here.
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Plank - simple, fast and beautiful dock for desktop

Plank Dock

Plank - simple, fast and beautiful dock for the desktop. Dock does not contain anything unnecessary, and is designed for a quick start of applications and access to open applications.
Plank is created for those who want a simple dock without any additional functions. It is based on the dock Docky, but uses only its basic functionality.

Sorry for the spelling and phonetic errors in the text.
Owner and main writer of is not a native English speaker.


Plank is very fast, looks stylish and has a nice graphical effects. Dock has the ability to automatically hide when overlapped by the window of an open program. The icon of each of the open programme appears in the dock. When you right-click on any icon opens the shortcut menu for the program. Every icon can be fixed. There is a simple animation, when you click on the icon she jumps (analogy with MacOS). Icons can be dragged with the mouse.

Unfortunately, there is no graphical interface to configure the program. All settings are stored in a text file ~/.config/plank/dock1/settings. To change settings, you must edit this file. The easiest way to do this by opening the file with a text editor. For example, you can just run command in terminal:
sudo gedit ~/.config/plank/dock1/settings
The settings in the file are comments, so to understand it will not be difficult. They are applied, by the way, immediately after saving the file), restart is not necessary.
Doc Plank is used as a standard dock in a beautiful distribution Elementary OS.
Plank Dock
Installation in Linux Mint:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/docky
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install plank

Change the theme you can, adding themes into ~/.local/share/plank/themes/
Download themes for Plank you can get in here.
Good Luck!!!

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