The objective of this article is to provide the reader with a basic instructions on how to customize the dock panel on the default Gnome Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver desktop.
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
- Software: – GNOME Shell 3.28.1 or higher
Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudo command is required.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Other Versions of this Tutorial
There are variety of options for Dock customization on the Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome desktop.
For more Dock customization options we can use
dconf-editor is not installed by default but you can install it by openning up a terminal and entering the following linux command:
$ sudo apt install dconf-tools
All Dock customization can also be accomplished from the command line. For example the following set of commands will turn your Dock panel into:
$ gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock extend-height false $ gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock dock-position BOTTOM $ gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock transparency-mode FIXED $ gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock dash-max-icon-size 64 $ gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock unity-backlit-items true
Do not worry if you mess some things up! In that case use
reset directive to reset any settings to their default value. For example the below command will reset the Dock icon size to default:
$ gsettings reset org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock dash-max-icon-size