How to Change Dock Position in Ubuntu Linux

This post describes steps to change the Dock position on screen in Ubuntu Linux.

By default, Dock (or apps launcher) in Ubuntu Linux has applications icons that are left aligned or docked on the left of the screen. 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 you 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 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.

ubuntu linux activities overview jpg

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.

ubuntu linux system menu top bar settings jpg

In the Settings app, click on Appearance tile.

In the System Settings -> Appearance, under Dock, select Position on screen tile and choose the position to the Left, Right or Bottom as highlighted below.

ubuntu dock position on screen change jpg

That should do it! You can now close the Settings app.

Conclusion:

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.

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