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Dash to Dock – An Enhanced Dock for the GNOME Shell

Dash to Dock for Gnome Desktop
Written by Martins D. Okoi

Dash to Dock is a GNOME extension dock for the Gnome Shell that turns the dash from the app overview into a dock; enabling users to launch and switch between application windows and desktops a lot faster.

This extension is particularly useful for Linux users who enjoying customizing virtually every aspect of their desktop. You can decide to display app badges; transition through open app windows using the mouse scrollbar; peek at live window previews using custom keyboard shortcuts; hide favorites from the panel; and show the dock menu on as many monitors that are connected, among other customization options.

Features in Dash to Dock

  • Usability – Simple to get up and running.
  • Integration – Fully integrated with the GNOME shell and thus supports desktop notifications, timers, e.t.c.
  • Multiple Monitor Support – Display dock in all available screens (can be disabled).
  • Window Previews – Peek at the content of open app windows by hovering over its dock icon.
  • Customizability – Make use of all GNOME shell supported themes, fonts, and sounds.

To run the Dash to Dock extension you need to be running at least GNOME 3.2. However, to enjoy all of its latest updates, fixes, and features, make sure you are running the latest Shell version.

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You can either install Dash to Dock directly from the GNOME extensions website by clicking the button below:

Dash to Dock on GNOME Extensions

Or you can download it from GitHub and manually install it using the famous GNOME Tweak Tool:

Download Dash to Dock from GitHub

Are you a Dash to Dock user? What are your favorite features in the nifty extension? Share your experience with us in the comments section and feel free to suggest alternative extensions, apps, e.t.c.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and programmer.