How to Automatically Hide the Dock in Ubuntu Linux


This article describes steps one can take to set up Ubuntu Linux to automatically hide the dock when any window overlaps with it.

Similar to Windows and other operating systems when the taskbar or launch automatically hides or disappears when out of focus to make the screen look bigger, Ubuntu Linux can do the same with the Dock.

When configured, the dock automatically hides when any window overlap with it.

In previous versions, once the Dock or launcher was out of focus, it will automatically hide or disappear. This setting is also in the latest version of Ubuntu Linux, but the Dock only hides once a window overlap with it.

Below is how to set up the Dock to hide automatically in Ubuntu Linux.

How to auto-hide the dock in Ubuntu Linux

As mentioned above, you can configure Ubuntu Linux to automatically hide the dock once any window overlaps with it.

Below is how to do that.

Ubuntu Linux has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating, all can be done from the System Settings panel.

Alternatively, click on the System menu at the top-right corner of the top bar on your desktop.

On the System menu, select Settings as highlighted below.

In the Settings app, click on the Appearance tile to open the panel.

In the System Settings -> Appearance panel, under Dock, toggle the switch button for Auto-hide the Dock to On or Off to enable or disable the dock automatically when the window overlaps with it.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to enable or disable the dock from automatically hiding in Ubuntu Linux. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.