Icons disappear from Plank after updates.

Bug #1760433 reported by Richard on 2018-04-01
This bug affects 7 people
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Bug Description

Is this normal behaviour for Plank to remove icons after updating the system?
Yesterday Firefox, Chromium and Libre-office got updates and during the updating process those 3 icons were removed.

I had to put them back in place manually.

I'm running this on Arch, Xfce.

description: updated
summary: - Icons dissappear from Plank after updates.
+ Icons disappear from Plank after updates.
Julian Raschke (jlnr) wrote :

I've only experienced this with apps updated via snapd. Every time a new version of IntelliJ IDEA is released, the icon disappears from my Dock. Apps installed via apt or flatpak have been unaffected so far.

Tyler Jones (jylertones) wrote :

There's a thread of Manjaro linux users who have the same problem:


What's suspected is that when applications are upgraded, the shortcut is removed and added again in a way that Plank only thinks that a removal has occurred. The best known workaround is to create a copy of the launchers, or to re-add the affected applications to the dock after update.

Roman (thezub) wrote :

Is the above commit in the version? I still experience this bug and it's a pain in the ass. Ubuntu 18.04.

Juan (zubonto) wrote :

I see this commit mentioned above "Increase delay for auto-removal of broken/unavailable applications to 1 min" is included in the latest release (0.11.89).

I still notice this annoying behaviour in Xubuntu LTS 20.04 with package 0.11.89.
Happens when an upgrade happens via snapd or apt.

Package: plank
Version: 0.11.89-1
Priority: optional
Section: universe/utils
Origin: Ubuntu

Bill (franksmcb) (franksmcb) wrote :

This is still an issue with updated snaps occurring on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 and 20.10 running plank 11.89-1.

Changed in plank:
status: New → Confirmed
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