For those who don’t know Plank is one of the docks more popular and lighter which can currently be found for Linux. It is written in Vala, is used by default in Elementary OS and has just reached version 0.11.0, incorporating interesting developments in the process.
This latest version of Plank, among other new features, incorporates support for docklets –roughly, Functions of the dock-. Note that Plank was already wearing these docklets standard – for example, the display functions of the desktop, clipboard manager, clock and trash are docklets-. In addition, we can also find migration controls in GSettings.
With this last migration option, from now on it is possible to add docks multiple. However, this option is not yet available through Plank preferences, so you need to enter the Dconf Editor to enable it.
With the latest iteration of Plank, the icon that allowed you to disable the dock on screen it is no longer visible. To access the interface preferences of the dock you need to open a terminal and enter the following command:
If you are an Elementary OS user and want to upgrade to Freya through the PPA, let them know that the installation process will try to remove important desktop packages, So it is best to wait for it to reach the stable repositories of the distro.
per 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 running the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:docky-core/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install plank
Feel free to leave us a comment if you dare to try it.