Prefer Plank dock launcher? Dash-to-Plank is the GNOME Shell extension to integrate it in Ubuntu.
Besides Dash-to-Dock and Dash-to-Panel, this is the third ‘Dash-to’ extension I’ve heard about. It’s Gnome Shell integration for Plank, the simplest dock on the planet.
For me, the only reason to use Plank instead of Ubuntu Dock (Dash-to-Dock) is that there are tons of Plank themes available in the web, so I can change its look and feel at will.
1.) Firstly, you have to install plank by running command in terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal):
sudo apt install plank
Though I’m not sure, before installing the extension system restart is required.
2.) Install the
chrome-gnome-shell package if you’re first time to install a Gnome Shell extension.
sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell
3.) Finally go to the extension web page and turn on the toggle icon to install it.
Don’t see the toggle icon? Click the link ‘Click here to install browser extension’ to install browser extension and refresh the web page.
In addition, the extension does not remove the default Ubuntu Dock. To get rid of it, disable ‘Dash’ via another extension.