Plank is meant to be the simplest dock on the planet. The goal is to provide just what a dock needs and absolutely nothing more. It is, however, a library which can be extended to create other dock programs with more advanced features. Thus, Plank is the underlying technology for Docky (starting in version 3.0.0) and aims to provide all the core features while Docky extends it to add fancier things like Dock-lets painters, settings dialogs, etc.
Installation of Plank on Ubuntu or Linux mint, Enter following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/docky sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install plank
Configure Plank Dock:
Plank doesn't have graphical configuration interface. To configure Plank Dock enter following command in Terminal:
For Example: edit the configuration file.
gksudo gedit ~/.config/plank/dock1/settings
HideMode = 1 means auto hide, set to 0 to disable it.
Position = 3 means the dock location. 0 = left, 1= right, 2 = top, 3= bottom.
To Change Plank Themes:
You can add Plank themes to this location ~/.config/plank/theme/