21 July 2014

How to... Add new themes on "Plank" dock!

As promised in the latest post, we show
how to add new themes for "Plank" dock.

We launched two new themes for "Plank" , and most of the feedback that we have, was that not every one knows how to add this themes to use on the dock. So we are going to show how can you add ours or other's themes to "Plank", and as you will notice, is quite simple and easy to do it.

update: January 14, 2016
We made a small tutorial video, showing how add new themes on Plank. 
Please visit our channel on Youtube, to learn all about it.

This will only take a few step's to make it possible...
  • Step 1
    Open your file manager on root mode
    • On eOS, if you have alredy "Files" on the dock, you only need to click with the right button of the mouse, and select "New Window As Administrator"
    • In others OS just open the terminal and write sudo by following the name of system file manager.
      For example, if your system have "Thunar" as the main file manager, just write:
$ sudo thunar
Open the file manager in root mode

  • Step 2
    Go to the "Plank" themes directoryJust follow this path, as in the image bellow.
/ usr / share / plank / themes /

Open the "Plank" theme directory

  • Step 3
    Open the file manager ( this time in user mode ), in the directory that you save your "Plank" themes

Open the directory that you store the "Plank" themes

  • Step 4
    • Copy and paste, the the selected themes from the user mode file manager to the root file manager

Copy & paste the themes you what to use

Source: Plank Website

  • Maintainer
    • “Docky Core” team
  • Development status
    • Active 
  • Supported Operating Systems 
    • Ubuntu based systems
      14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.10 / 12.04 
    • Arch based systems
  • Latest Release
    • Ubuntu based systems
      • 0.6.1, on July 27, 2014
    • Arch based systems
      • 0.6.1, on July 27, 2014
  • Cost
    • Free

If you install/add this theme(s), you are installing/adding at your own risk.