Ubuntu – Remove the Anchor icon in Docky

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Can I remove the Anchor icon from my Docky dock?

Best Answer

In order to remove the anchor icon from docky, you must first upgrade to the most recent version. To do this, you need to add the development PPA to your list of software sources. On Ubuntu 9.10 and later, you may do this by typing:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:docky-core/ppa

and then refreshing the list of packages with

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

This may not trigger the update, in which case you should open Synaptic package manager, and search for docky. Finding the docky package, select it and use the menu item Package->Force Version. This will let you select the version of docky to install. The fix to remove the anchor icon requires version 1.0 or later.

Once you have the Docky-Core PPA version installed (the latest version is 2.2 against the 2.0.6 you find on the default repository), you may disable the docky icon by:

  1. Open gconf-editor by pressing Alt+F2 and typing gconf-editor.
  2. Navigate to apps/docky-2/docky/items/DockyItem.
  3. Deselect the ShowDockyItem key.
  4. Restart docky.

After you have disabled your anchor icon, you may still access your docky preferences by right clicking any dividers you may have on the dock.

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