Make your Ubuntu 16.04 more eye catching with Plank

This tutorial will show you how to install Plank on Ubuntu 16.04. There are many ways to make Ubuntu 16.04 more usable, more eye catching and more beautiful. This tutorial will show you how to install Plank, a simple dock for Ubuntu desktop. Plank is a set of application icons with shortcut which is beautifully crafted. Visit Plank on GitHub.

Following is my Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop with Plank installed and placed at the bottom of the screen.

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How to install Plank on Ubuntu 16.04

To install Plank, simply open Terminal and paste this command

sudo apt update
sudo apt install plank

We can modify the Plank settings by right click on it and select Preferences

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In some cases, it is difficult to right click on Plank. To open Preferences page, use the following command

plank --preferences

We can change the icon size, theme and placing from the preferences page.

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