How to Install Plank on Manjaro

Plank on Manjaro
Plank on Manjaro

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Plank on Manjaro 18.1.5 before it should begin in installation. This is a few about Plank.

What is Plank?

Plank is a simple dock application contain shortcuts of the apps. Similar apps like Plank is Cairo Dock and Latte Dock and many more.

Installing Plank

In Manjaro, start menu type add/remove software and type Plank then install it. After installation complete, type Plank on Manjaro start menu, and Plank should appear on the middle bottom of the screen. Drag the apps shortcut you want to add in the Plank Dock.

installing_plank_on_manjaro
Installing Plank on Manjaro

Configuring Plank

To change the Plank settings, open up terminal and type :

plank --preferences

You can adjust the setting in here, for example, changing the Theme, Positions, and Behaviour. Don’t forget to turn on the lock icons for preventing the Shortcut is dropping from the dock.

Configuring Plank
Configuring Plank

Autostart Plank every Startup

In Manjaro Start Menu, type Session and Startup then move to Application Autostart tab, click the add button. Fill the name “plank” and description “my plank,” in the command type “plank.” then hit OK. The Plank should be appearing in every Startup.

Auto Start Plank
Auto Start Plank

Removing the Shadow (For XFCE)

In XFCE, after installing Plank, there is a shadow above the plank.

Shadow Above Plank XFCE
Shadow Above Plank XFCE

To remove it, in Manjaro Start menu, type Window Manager Tweaks, move to Compositor tab, turn off Show shadows under dock windows.

Removing Plank Shadow on XFCE
Removing Plank Shadow on XFCE


Plank on Manjaro
Plank on Manjaro

That’s it, have fun with Plank!

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