Support repositioning the dock

Bug #707648 reported by Robert Dyer on 2011-01-25
This bug affects 22 people
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Robert Dyer

Bug Description

Add support for positioning the dock on any screen edge.

Use ALT+drag to move the dock where you want it.

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bwat47 (bwat47) wrote :

Yeah this is a very essential feature for any dock. I would love to be able to put plank on the left side.

GonzO (gonzo) wrote :

+Me too, for this request. Veritical screen real-estate is far more important to me than horizontal.

Robert Dyer (psybers) on 2011-09-12
Changed in plank:
status: New → Triaged
Robert Dyer (psybers) on 2012-02-06
Changed in plank:
status: Triaged → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Robert Dyer (psybers)
Robert Dyer (psybers) on 2012-02-11
Changed in plank:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
GonzO (gonzo) wrote :


Time to switch over to Plank fulltime. :-) Do you mind if I update question 166664 with news of this fix? (

Steve RuBeLL (rub3ll) wrote :

What do u mean with "alt+drag" ?
I tried holding the left alt button and dragging the dock with the mouse but it keeps dragging only the icon of the application pointed by the cursor :(

Giorgi Maghlakelidze (dracid) wrote :

Doesn't work for me either.
There's no proper instruction on how to move plank, btw.
Help, anyone?

AndresClari (andresclari) wrote :

From @dracid reply on the Question #166664:

Right. You should edit the plank config file.
It is located in ~/.config/plank/

change value "Position="
0 is left
1 is right
2 is up
3 is down

Save and voila :)

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