How to Enable or Disable Dock on all Displays in Ubuntu Linux



The article provides instructions on how to enable or disable Dock or launcher display on all screens in Ubuntu Linux OS. This feature, usually displayed only on the primary monitor, reveals user’s preferred running applications. The process involves manipulating the System Settings, specifically the Appearance panel, to change the Dock’s visibility across all connected monitors.

This article describes steps one can take to turn on or off the Dock or launcher on all displays in Ubuntu Linux.

The Dock or launcher shows you your favorite running applications. You can add, remove and rearrange applications on the Dock in Ubuntu Linux. 

The Dock will default only show on the primary monitor or display if you have multiple monitors connected to Ubuntu Linux. However, you can show the Dock on the primary or secondary monitor or all displays.

Follow the steps below if you have multiple displays and want to show the Dock on all.

How to show or hide the Dock on all displays in Ubuntu Linux

As described above, you can show the Dock on the primary or secondary monitor or all displays.

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.

Click on the Appearance tile to open the panel in the Settings app.

In the System Settings -> Appearance panel, under Dock, select Show on and choose All displays on the dropdown option as highlighted below.

Choosing to show the Dock on all displays will allow you to access your favorite and running applications from all displays.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to enable or display show dock on all displays in Ubuntu Linux. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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