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Add Applications Launcher to Plank

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#1

Hi, I am looking for a way to add an applications menu to Plank. Is this possible in Budgie? I have tried it with the Classicmenu-Indicator from Ubuntu, but I can’t find a way to access the preferences.


#2

Think this might be available if you use docky instead of plank - worth investigating I would suggest

sudo apt install docky

#3

Will try. Many thanks for the suggestion.


#4

There is an applications menu available in plank.
Hold down and right click anywhere on the dock
Select “Preferences->Docklets” and pull the Applications icon on to the dock.


#5

Should have said
Hold down Control and right click anywhere on the dock
Select “Preferences->Docklets” and pull the Applications icon on to the dock.


#6

interesting … I don’t have such an icon listed in my Docklets - just Clippy, Clock, CPU Monitor, Desktop and Trash


#7

That’s odd. If you hold down the key and right click on one of the plank icons, do you get a small menu which includes Preferences?


#8

yes - and via the menu - Plank Preferences


#9

OK finally identified the problem. You need to add a PPA. Just open a terminal and enter:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/docky.
sudo apt upgrade


#10

If you are adding that PPA, then you are using Docky, not Plank. The two are separately developed projects. I believe, and someone can correct me, that Plank is an offshoot from Docky.

When I used Docky, about a year or so ago, it had a huge memory leak. A forum post on the topic recommended that I switch to Plank and after doing so, never had an issue. Unfortunately though for the OP’s purpose, Plank does not include an application menu icon, which is kind of odd.