Mac Dock For Ubuntu

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Unity has no doubt added style to the Ubuntu desktop, however, it has also made it slower, particularly for legacy hardware users. A more lightweight alternative can be to use the Mac Style Cairo Dock (aka GLX Dock). It is fully compatible with the Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 10.10. I found it much quicker and lightweight than the Unity launcher. For those who want to change the look and feel of the left panel “Ubuntu Dock” in Ubuntu 18.04, Dash to Dock is a Gnome extension that replaces left panel with Mac OS style Dock application launcher. Dash to Dock is a popular Gnome extension that Ubuntu Dock (the default left panel) is forked from.

Insight: Collection Of Awesome Docks For Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

There are various add-ons available for the Ubuntu like themes, icons and many more. Today, we are going to write about some of the awesome docks for Ubuntu 18.04/ Ubuntu 16.04.

Awesome Docks For Ubuntu : MacOS Like Docks

1. Plank

Cool dock for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Interesting feature of this dock is that it is a library which can be extended to create other dock programs with more advanced features.

Run the following command to install Plank in Ubuntu:.

2. Gnome Panel

Gnome panel is loaded by default in the official Ubuntu repositories, you can install it using following command:

3. Docky

Docky is one of the awesome dock bar for Ubuntu. Various dock themes are available for your choice.

Run the following command to install Docky in Ubuntu:

Ubuntu Dock Extension

4. Latte Dock

Latte is a dock based on plasma frameworks. Latte is an elegant dock for Ubuntu. Run the following command to install Latte dock:

Note: To install Latte dock, you need to have Plasma desktop environment installed in your system.

5. Avant Window Navigator

Avant Window Navigator is available from the PPA for Ubuntu. Run the following command to add the PPA and install Avant Window Navigator on Ubuntu:

6. DockBarX

DockBarX is a lightweight dock for Ubuntu. DockbarX is a fork of dockbar made by Aleksey Shaferov.

To add the main DockBarX PPA and install the DockbarX in Ubuntu using the following commands:

If you want to use dockbarx as a Xfce panel applet you also need this command

To get more themes for DockbarX, Run the following command:

7. Cairo Dock

Cairo Dock is an another beautiful dock for Ubuntu. It is designed to be light, fast and customizable, and is desktop-agnostic.

Run the following command to add PPA of Cairo Dock and install it in Ubuntu:


8. Dash To Dock

Dash To Dock is a extension for Gnome shell which transform the dash into a dock. Side and bottom placement options are available.

Let usk now if we have missed out some docks in this post.

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