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Latte Dock is a Plank Like App Launcher for KDE Desktop


Latte dock is cool new dock for KDE with full support for plasma widgets. If you miss a plank like dock on Plasma desktop, look no more.

Some features of Latte Dock:
  • Supports multiple docks
  • Multiple intelli-hide/auto-hide options
  • Configurable applet size
  • Configurable animation scale and speed
  • Supports window previews
  • KDE activities integration
  • Plasma widgets integration
  • Supports expose on multiple windows
  • Support for windows actions in right click menu
  • Settings backup and restore support
  • And many more...
Latte dock is still in development and new features are added almost everyday. While a stable build has not been released yet, it has been pretty stable for me so far. The dock is being developed by same team which developed now-dock for kde (now-dock is deprecated now).

Dart has tipped us with a nice script that installs latte dock on KDE desktop. Unfortunately, it was not working because of some recent changes in latte-dock code. I fixed the issue with script and re-hosted it on Gist.

To install latte-dock, you need Plasma 5.8.0 or more. On Kubuntu 16.04 and 16.10, running following commands will upgrade Plasma to 5.8.0.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt update 
sudo apt dist-upgrade 

Kubuntu 17.04 and KDE Neon users need not run above commands as they already have latest Plasma desktop.

Now just download latte-dock installation script and run the command below from the script folder to install or upgrade the dock.

./latte-dock-installation.sh

Off Topic: I have been away from blogging for quite a while because of some personal reasons and lack of time. I apologise to Ubuntu Vibes readers for being away for so long without any notification. Hopefully I will be able to make "Ubuntu Vibes Great Again".

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