Plank is meant to be the simplest dock on the planet. The goal is to provide just what a dock needs and absolutely nothing more. Hence its slogan “Stupidly Simple”.
It is a library which can be extended to create other dock programs with more advanced features.
Plank is the underlying technology for Docky (starting in version 3.0.0) and aims to provide all the core features while Docky extends it to add fancier things like Docklets, painters, settings dialogs, etc.
- Neat visual effects offer a stylish experience.
- Shows ‘pinned’ and running app icons.
- Right click menu with options & quick list items.
- Drag dock items to rearrange.
- CPUMonitor docklet.
- Smooth animations when items are added or removed.
- Simple D-Bus-interface with some methods for remote-controlling. D-Bus is an inter-process communication and remote procedure call mechanism that allows communication between multiple computer programs concurrently running on the same machine.
- Built-in preferences panel.
- Ability to automatically hide when overlapped by an application.
- Internationalization support.
Developer: Robert Dyer, Daniel Foré, Rico Tzschichholz
License: GNU GPL v3
Plank is written in Vala. Learn Vala with our recommended free books and free tutorials.
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