How To Install Plank on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Plank on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Plank on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Plank is the default dock app on Elementary OS used for launching applications. It is easy to edit and rearrange the applications present on it without the need to edit its configuration file.  It can be easily installed on other Ubuntu based systems.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Plank dock on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

Install Plank on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Plank.

First, add the Plank PPA to Ubuntu 16.04:

add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/docky
apt-get update

Finally, install Plank:

apt-get install plank

After installation is done, open the ‘Plank’ app from the Unity Dash (or equivalent App Menu in the desktop environment you’re using) and you’re away:

Install Plank on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Or run “plank” command in Terminal. (without quotes):


Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Plank. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Plank on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Plank web site.

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