Desktop Environments

Docky – full fledged dock application

Docky is a fully fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker. Docky is fully integrated into the GNOME Desktop and features a no nonsense approach to configuration and usage.

Docky provides an application launcher, running application management, and various “docklets” including a CPU monitor, weather report and clock. It is similar to other docks such as Avant Window Navigator and Cairo-Dock.

Applications can integrate with Docky to add extra items to their context menus or modify their icons to display more information. This package includes integration helpers for a number of applications, including Banshee, Gajim, Rhythmbox, Deluge, Tomboy, Liferea, Pidgin and Zeitgeist.

Features include:

  • Simple and intuitive.
  • 4 different hiding modes.
  • Themes:
    • Classic.
    • Air.
    • Glass.
    • Grayscale.
    • HUD.
    • Smoke.
  • Docklets (little plugins) for additional functionality including:
    • BatteryMonitor Docklet.
    • Bookmarks Docklet.
    • Clock Docklet.
    • Clippy.
    • CPUMonitor Docklet.
    • Desktop Docklet.
    • GMail Docklet.
    • Mounter Docklet.
    • NetworkManager Docklet.
    • NPR Docklet.
    • RecentDocuments Docklet.
    • SessionManager Docklet.
    • Timer Docklet.
    • Trash Docklet.
    • Weather Docklet.
    • WorkspaceSwitcher Docklet.
  • Advanced indicators.
  • Zeitgeist integration.
  • Window management.
  • Highly customizable including Window Dodge, Intellihide.
  • Panel Mode.
  • 3D Background.
  • Manage windows without launcher.

Developer: Docky Developers
License: GNU GPL v3


Docky is written in C#. Learn C# with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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9 months ago

Docky is the best!!! pls update this app

Russell G Hammond
Russell G Hammond
7 months ago

Don’t know yet, just getting ready to download and try it.