The post provides a guide on how to change the Dock position in Ubuntu Linux, which is by default aligned to the left of the screen. Users can choose to align the Dock to the left, right, or bottom, through the System Settings panel under Appearance options. The top alignment isn’t possible as the system menu bar occupies that part.
This post describes the steps to change the Dock position on the screen in Ubuntu Linux.
By default, Dock (or apps launcher) in Ubuntu Linux has application icons that are left-aligned or docked on the left of the screen. However, most modern operating systems will have it at the Bottom of the screen.
For users who are used to having the app launcher at the bottom of their screen, the steps below will show you how to change that.
Ubuntu Linux has a setting to change the default configuration that lets users decide whether the Dock should align to the left, right, or Bottom.
You cannot move it to the top since the system menu bar is already docked at the top of your screen.
How to align the Dock to the left, right, or Bottom in Ubuntu Linux
As mentioned above, Ubuntu Linux has a setting to change the default configuration that lets users decide whether the Dock should align to the left, right, or Bottom.
Below is how to align the Dock in Ubuntu Linux.
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.
To get to System Settings, open the Activities overview and start typing Settings.
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.
In the System Settings -> Appearance, under Dock, select Position on the screen tile and choose the Position to the Left, Right, or Bottom, as highlighted below.
That should do it! You can now close the Settings app.
This post showed you how to align the Dock in Ubuntu Linux. If you find any error above or have something to share, please use the comment below to report.