Wednesday, 23 July 2014

How to... Install Plank dock on Ubuntu and Arch based systems


Today we made a tutorial, in a small and easy way,
to show how to install "Plank" dock bar, 
for Ubuntu and Arch based systems


For those that are unfamiliar to Plank, it's a dock bar to enabling applications and manage windows, and was created and developed with intent to be used on eOS Luna (elementary OS)

eOS Luna desktop
However it can be installed and used on several distros of Ubuntu and Arch based.

Ubuntu 14.04Lts desktop


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How to install...


On Ubuntu based systems
Open the terminal, and insert this command line
For a flawless installation, press Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard to open the terminal.
Then copy (Ctrl + C) command lines given below one by one, and then paste (Ctrl + V) into terminal. (Give the order of execution by pressing the enter key)
    • sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ricotz/docky 
    • sudo apt-get update 
    • sudo apt-get install plank

On Arch based systems
Open the terminal, and insert this command line
For a flawless installation, press Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard to open the terminal.
Then copy (Ctrl + C) command lines given below one by one, and then paste (Ctrl + V) into terminal. (Give the order of execution by pressing the enter key)
      • yaourt -S plank


    To install on a Debian base system, please follow the link.




    This post has a multimedia support video in our Youtube channel.

    In only 60 seconds, we show how to install "Plank dock".
    Feel free to watch, and to subscribe.



    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 this application, install at your own risk. We disclaim any responsibility inherent to the same